I'm not a drug dependent which I'm thankful for. So far the back aches are the only pain that I feel and it's tolerable that I can still come to work. However if the pain is too much to bear then that's the only time that I will take a medicine. Common pain relievers are Alaxan and Ponstan which we used in our family.
My maternal grandmother due to old age has been complaining the last time on a chronic low back pain. She's been taking care of my brother and two of my other cousins for 2 years and its obvious that she had a lot of stuff going on her hand. Luckily my aunt decided to stay in Manila for good to take care of her 2 children and looked after my grandmother. I mentioned to her a medicine which is effective for treating lower back pain - tramadol. As expected she's a bit doubtful on that medicine and I understand that feeling since it's the first time that she heard about it. So I gave her a reference which is an online tramadol forum for her to learn more about the drug before purchasing it for my grandmother. I don't want to be blame in case something went wrong if my grandmother take it so better for my aunt to decide if it's safe or not.