PAGB response to the effectiveness of NSAIDs in treating back pain

Published on: 2nd February 2017

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New research from The George Institute for Global Health, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases has questioned the effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in treating back pain.

John Smith, PAGB Chief Executive, said:

“Anti-inflammatory painkillers, such as ibuprofen, are an effective and appropriately safe way to provide short-term relief from back pain, if used in accordance with the clear on-pack instructions and the patient information leaflet inside.

“NHS Choices recommends the use of anti-inflammatory painkillers as one of the ways to manage back pain and to help people keep active to speed up the recovery time. However, if the pain doesn’t improve within a few weeks, we would advise people to consult a pharmacist or healthcare professional for advice.”

PAGB response to the effectiveness of NSAIDs in treating back pain

 

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