Steroids & Anti-inflammatories May Lead to Chronic Pain, Study Shows

Dr. Steve Meyers
March 19, 2024

Tired of steroid injections and anti-inflammatory pills (NSAIDs)?

New Article: Steroids and Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Celebrex, Mobic) may be more detrimental than we thought and potentially can lead to chronic pain. According to the authors, an inflammatory response at the acute stage of musculoskeletal pain acts as a protective mechanism against the development of chronic pain. Active inflammatory responses contribute to pain resolution. Drugs that inhibit inflammation might interfere with the natural recovery process, thus increasing the odds for chronic pain. Individuals with acute back pain were at 1.76-fold greater risk of developing chronic back pain if they reported NSAID usage (P = 2.0 × 10−5) than if they were not taking NSAIDs.

Read the full story here: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/scitranslmed.abj9954

Today, we have multiple treatment options instead of steroids and NSAIDs. Some of these include shock wave therapy, prolotherapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and regenerative treatment with stem cells.
Come see what regenerative orthopedics can do for you!

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