Back pain? Try one of these before popping pills

Sure, it’s easy to pop a few pills when your back acts up. But prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers are not a good

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long-term solution. These drugs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac, have three groups of side effects:

Stomach – All of these drugs can cause stomach bleeds, indigestion, and ulcers.

Cardiovascular – Long-term use of these drugs is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke.

Renal – Our kidneys are especially susceptible to damage from the chronic use of these drugs.

Please consider non-drug approaches to treat you back pain, such as back pain patches, lumbar supports for your chairs, and wearable supports like the Proback.

Your back (and stomach) will thank you!