NSAIDs No Better Than Placebo for Spine Pain:
After observing the group, the authors found that the number of patients that needed to be treated with pain killers before a single patient felt immediate “meaningful pain reduction” was 5. Regarding short-term effects, the amount was 6.
On top of this, common pain-relieving drugs have been linked to adverse cardiovascular and gastrointestinal effects. In follow-up with the patients from this study, many that received the pain-relieving drugs also experienced unfavorable gastrointestinal effects.
Factoring both aspects of these results, does not lead to the encouraged use of pain relievers. Instead, a long-term, non-harmful route should be considered – Chiropractic!