It is something we have been doing for years, and for many people back pain is a part of their daily life, they cope with it, they adjust their bodies to compensate for the pain and work around it. To take the edge off the pain ibuprofen is the commonly advised and prescribed painkiller.
Well a new study has shown the benefits of taking ibuprofen is limited at best.
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A new study found that only one in six patients treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, achieve any significant reduction in discomfort.
Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen, which is a NSAID, makes hardly any difference for people suffering from back pain, scientists have said.
Back pain is a common complaint, affecting one in six people at any given time, although it usually improves within a few weeks.
Yet for some it persists and sufferers are advised by the NHS to stay as active as possible, try exercises and stretches, take anti-inflammatory painkillers and use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief.
Earlier research found paracetamol was ineffective and opioids provided minimal benefit compared to a placebo.
Most clinical guidelines currently recommend NSAIDs as the second line analgesics after paracetamol, with opioids coming at third choice.
Last July the American Heart Association warned that ibuprofen and other similar drugs can trigger heart failure, which occurs when the organ is unable to pump blood properly around the body. Ibuprofen for people with back pain has no significant effect – new study