Short-term use of ibuprofen may increase chance of chronic pain

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Researchers say more research needed into possible link between anti-inflammatory drugs and longer-term problems such as back pain

Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, new research suggests.

The findings from the small study indicate that it could be time to reconsider how pain is treated. Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation – the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection – and new research suggests blocking inflammation ...

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Pregnancy and Low Back Pain

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Did you know that between 50% of all pregnant women suffer from back pain and 50-75% experience back pain during labor?

By chiro-trust.org

There are MANY reasons why back pain becomes an issue for women during their pregnancy. The first and most obvious reason is the displaced weight gain of 25-35 pounds (on average) resulting in pain in both the upper quarter (often from the increase in breast volume and weight) and lower quarter (from the growing baby). As the ...

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‘Super Easy’ Stretch

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A Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor shares the ‘super easy’ stretch she does every day to relieve lower back pain

By Cindy Lin, @CINDYLINMD

The pandemic has not been kind to our lower backs.

A Gallup poll conducted in January found that 56% of American employees were “always” or “sometimes” working from home, while another survey found that 18% of Americans said they added more than seven hours of daily sitting time to their days in 2020.

As a result, more people are ...

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A New Prescription for Back Pain

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Excellus BCBS is using an evidence-based approach to treat back pain. Instead of sending patients to the ER for imaging and surgery, they are sending them to chiropractors and physical therapists. The result: better outcomes and dramatically lower costs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Lindsay Rae is trained to heal pain using manual therapy. But when a new patient came to her reporting chronic and debilitating low back pain several years ago, she spent their first session talking and listening, without ...

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Treating Back Pain

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Excellus BCBS is using an evidence-based approach to treat back pain. Instead of sending patients to the ER for imaging and surgery, they are sending them to chiropractors and physical therapists. The result: better outcomes and dramatically lower costs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Lindsay Rae is trained to heal pain using manual therapy. But when a new patient came to her reporting chronic and debilitating low back pain several years ago, she spent their first session talking and listening, without ...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Chiropractor

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Say goodbye to chronic back pain

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of integrative health care in the United States. Half of adults in the U.S. have had some experience as a patient of a chiropractor, and 33.5 million U.S. adults reported visiting a chiropractor within the last 12 months.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the relationship between the structure of the body (mainly the spine) and how it functions. Chiropractic treatment is located on the conservative end of the ...

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NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

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FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

Back in 2005, the FDA warned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In July 2015 the FDA took the unusual step of further strengthening this warning. This was done on the advice of an expert panel that reviewed additional information about NSAIDs and their risks. Because ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) are available ...

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