Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs have been linked to fatalities. The use of prescription NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) is reported to be the 15th most common cause of death in the United States. In the last 3 decades 300,000 people
in the United States have died from GI complications due to NSAIDs (Wolf et al 1999).
A review paper published in the Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine written by sports medicine physicians states, “We do not recommend their use (NSAIDs) for muscle injuries”.(Ziltener et al 2010) Here is
another quote from a paper pushed in The Open Rehabilitation Journal; “…NSAIDs are no longer recommended for chronic soft-tissue (ligament) injuries, and their use is cautioned in athletes who have ligament injuries.”
(Hauser et al 2013)
Barham Jam and Noshin Luff
Have you been even been rear-ended while driving? Here is an interesting fact associated with this type of accident.
Individuals who are rear-ended and not-at-fault suffer from persistent pain far more than individuals at-fault who have done the rear ending. Perceived injustice has been associated with severity and persistence of pain after a whiplash injury.
Of all the patients post motor vehicle accident (MVA) that we have seen over the years, how many have ever actually admitted, vast majority of our patients are ‘victims’ and express, “I was driving safely and suddenly I was hit from behind.”
Based on survival instincts, the brain is always evaluating the “threat value” of everything we perceive by our five senses. When forced upon us without our consent, the threat value of
an MVA become greater.
Do not panic if your X-ray or MRI report indicates that there is a problem with your discs. Here’s why:
- Studies have shown that lumbar disc degeneration is present in 40 percent of individuals under the age of 30 and present in over 90 percent of those between the ages of 50-55.
- Another study showed that amongst healthy young adults aged 20-22 with no back pain, 48 percent had at least one degenerated disc and 25 percent had a bulging disc.
- Leading physicians at the department of neurosurgery at university of California strongly recommend against the routine use of MRI for lower back pain since they gave found no link between degenerative changes seen on x/ ray or MRIs and low back pain.