Not only can certain medications alleviate pain, they may also reduce any inflammation you may be facing. In most cases, non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen will help. Other types of medications that may make sense include muscle relaxants, COX-2 inhibitors, antidepressants, and acetaminophen. Interactions between your current medications may interact with over-the-counter medication. Consult your primary physician before using additional medications.