There are many ways to get pain relief without a doctor prescription. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are a good place to start. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin are all effective pain relievers. If you’re not sure which one to take, ask your pharmacist for advice.

If OTC pain relievers don’t help, your doctor may prescribe a stronger medication. These include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), celecoxib (Celebrex), and indomethacin (Indocin). Another option is tramadol (Ultram), a synthetic opioid pain reliever.

There are also several non-drug treatments that can help with pain relief. These include acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy.

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, you may need to try a combination of different treatments to find the relief you need.