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Quantifying the Impact of NSAID-associated
Adverse Events

Chiro.Org Blog: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used among patients experiencing many different types of pain, including inflammatory, acute pain (eg, injury, low back pain, headache, postoperative pain), and chronic pain (eg, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis). However, both traditional NSAIDs and second-generation NSAIDs (cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors) can lead to very expensive and serious adverse events. Gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and renal complications associated with NSAIDs have been shown to be dose-dependent. In 2005, to help minimize these risks, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory stating that “NSAIDs should be administered at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.” […]

Australian study indicates common painkillers ineffective for back pain

Chiro.Org Blog: The findings of the systematic review, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, reveal only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as NSAIDs, achieve any significant reduction in pain. […]

FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin NSAIDs can cause heart attacks or strokes

Chiro.Org Blog: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. […]

Tylenol Is Ineffective For Treating Low Back Pain or Disability.

Chiro.Org Blog: Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain, but a new review, published online in BMJ found high quality evidence that Tylenol is ineffective in treating low back pain or disability. […]

FDA’s NSAID Panel Nixes Naproxen Safety Claim

Chiro.Org Blog: In 16-9 vote, the FDA advisory committee assessing NSAID safety said the warning label on naproxen should not be changed to suggest it has a better cardiovascular risk profile than other drugs in this class. […]

Recent Considerations in Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Gastropathy

Chiro.Org Blog: Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone. The figures for all NSAID users would be overwhelming, yet the scope of this problem is generally under-appreciated. […]

Recent Report Highlights Growing Dangers of Anti-Inflammatory Medications

Chiro.Org Blog: In the Sept. 27, 2011 posting of the Biomedical Central Journal: Family Practice, R.J. Adams and colleagues commented on concerns raised by the common prescribing of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, particularly with respect to their important and sometimes fatal adverse side effects. […]

If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

Informed Consent involves discussing the risks and benefits of the treatment you propose (in my case, chiropractic) AND reviewing the risks and benefits of the alternatives, which are “conservative” medical care, which typically involves prescribing muscle relaxers, NSAIDs […]