A 2017 study (Machado et al) looked into the effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on back pain. The study found that only 1 in 6 achieved any significant reduction in pain, however those taking NSAIDs were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from gastrointestinal problems.
Alternatively, lifestyle changes such as weight loss, exercise and stress reduction had positive outcomes on back pain without the nasty side effects. Oral painkillers shouldn’t be your go-to option when your back hurts, come and see one of our physiotherapists for a detailed assessment and treatment and we can get you started on a program to successfully alleviate your symptoms.
If you don’t know where to start, come to our next Healthy Spine workshop at Wellness Embodied- these are run by our physiotherapist, Campbell Will and are by demand! Or, book an appointment by calling 07 42319777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Book Online button on our website.