So just how often does Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. care for
Auburn patients with chronic back pain? Every day. It’s a huge health
problem. And how often does Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. see non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) listed in our Auburn chiropractic patients’
medication lists? Every day. NSAIDs are commonly prescribed for low back pain,
especially for acute back pain and for short term use with chronic low back
pain. (1) So Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. keeps up on NSAIDs – their effects on back pain
conditions and the people suffering with the pain – as well as alternatives or
supplements that may help.
First, have you ever wondered about how NSAIDs might affect
you? One paper points out that 80% of gastric
ulcer cases are due to use of NSAIDs. (2) Another inquires how
significant upper gastrointestinal complications and cardiovascular (CV) adverse
effects or complications appear with NSAID use. (3) To be fair, not all NSAIDs are
the same. Some are riskier for GI trouble and others are for cardiovascular
issues while providing effective in treatment of conditions like
osteoarthritis. (3) The key is to know which type of NSAID is suitable
and when to use it.
Now, in a review of 13 studies, researchers
share that NSAIDs are more effective than placebo for pain
and only slightly more effective than placebo for disability. Those effects were
small. (1) Another group of physicians
set out to define when and which NSAID to prescribe for patients. Ibuprofen and
naproxen are put forth as being preferable to diclofenac which has a higher CV
risk. Low dose celecoxib has a lower CV risk of all the coxib drugs which
overall have a lower GI risk profile. Sometimes, researchers say, these don’t
work, so they’ll prescribe weak opioids like tramadol (ultram) for a
short-term. Appropriate patients for this are severely symptomatic
osteoarthritic patients. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees back pain and neck pain patients
as well as patients with osteoarthritis who are on a variety of drugs. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
is here as your healthcare partner, sharing new information.
And new information on a nice little derivative of the Curcuma long plant, curcumin, may be a beneficial adjunct to your current
treatment plan. Curcumin is the active component of the turmeric extract from
that plant. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer and anti-microbial and is
negligibly toxic. (4) Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities
are suggested to reduce the risk of inflammatory disorders. Researchers
state that curcumin prevents gastrointestinal-induced ulcer - and may even
treat it! (2) Further, new research is focused on curcumin’s molecular effects
on bone remodeling which leads researchers to suggest curcumin may affect the
skeletal system. (4) Now that’s a system your Auburn chiropractor
knows well and certainly sets out to help daily!
So contact Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Let’s discuss your current pain
situation. Maybe adding some curcumin would be of benefit. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
always appreciates the opportunity to enhance the Auburn
chiropractic clinical outcome goal of pain relief!