Nearly three quarters of over 55 years with back problems ingesting painkillers to suffer less. But these pills just calm down their back pain, while they sometimes have unpleasant side effects.
Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, …) seem ineffective against back pain. According to the survey of the researcher, they do reduce the pain by 3.3 points on a scale of 100. “In addition, it is proved that in case of acute pain in the lower back, paracetamol n ‘ is not more effective than placebo, “added Wendy Enthoven.
Pain killers can cause many side effects including stomach pain or heart failure. Doctors also may prescribe heavier drugs, such as tramadol or morphine. Rather than swallowing pills, the elderly had better keep moving even when they have a bad back and it is difficult, according to the researcher.