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A new study suggests treating acute lower back pain with NSAIDs and steroids will increase the risk of chronic pain later on.

A new study suggests treating acute lower back pain with NSAIDs and steroids will increase the risk of chronic pain later on. Many patients who bend over the wrong way or do something that causes acute neck or back pain will reach for a bottle of something to relieve it.  Pain relievers are a common approach in the USA to get relief fast.   Most medical providers reinforce these behaviors when they see a patient in pain.   These types of activities had created the opioid crisis which has moved on to other pain-relieving drugs that may relieve the symptoms, in the Read More »

Arthritis and heart disease are tied together by NSAID pain relievers. Have you considered this effective and safe option for relief?

Arthritis and heart disease are tied together by NSAID pain relievers.  Have you considered this effective and safe option for relief? Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may account for higher rates of heart disease and stroke in those with osteoarthritis.   If you have been taking these medications regularly, you may be at increased risk according to a recent study published in the journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology. This recent study, which used thousands of Canadian health databases confirmed previous studies that have also shown that these medications may cause heart problems.  This particular study shows that the risk Read More »