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
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.
Your back (and stomach) will thank you!