New Evidence Regarding the Dangers of Common NSAIDs

Jul 10th, 2017 Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Lower Back Pain, Osteoarthritis, Treatment News Marcus Charuvastra 1 min read

A recent analysis of multiple clinical trials involving different pain medications show that the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen, considered as one of the safest drugs in this class, is associated with a significantly increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI). The rapid onset of heightened cardiovascular risk in the first week of NSAID use was prevalent in this study. Within this first…

8 things you should know about back pain

May 13th, 2016 Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Lower Back Pain Dr. Silver 2 min read

Back pain is the #1 cause of disability in the United States.  Up to half of all Americans live with some degree of chronic back pain and over 80% will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime.  It is estimated that approximately $300 billion is lost each year as a result of lost productivity due to chronic back pain.  Back pain is the…

10 Things you Should Know About NSAIDs

Mar 3rd, 2016 Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Lower Back Pain, Migraines, Neck Pain, NSAIDs, Treatment News Dr. Silver 2 min read

NSAIDs are one of the most commonly used drug classes in the world.  Studies estimate that up to 30% of the US population may use an over the counter NSAID for the treatment of pain.  Despite the enormous publicity surrounding NSAIDs, misconceptions exist regarding the use and potential side effects of these commonly used medications. All NSAIDs have a BLACK BOX WARNING, “NSAIDs may cause…

Common Medication Increases Heart Attack Risk

Feb 25th, 2016 Uncategorized Dr. Silver 1 min read

Data out of Stanford University suggests that Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) such as Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium are associated with a higher risk of heart attack. Published in the journal PLOS One online, researchers looked over 2.9 million patients over a several year period to determine if patients who took PPI’s for gastro esophageal reflux had an increased risk for myocardial infarction than patients who…