This can be a difficult topic to discuss. We all realize that the standard set of medications do not always address all of our medical conditions.
I have always been a firm believe in that medications are not the answer to control your pain but instead there are a set of different modules that you need to help manage and control your pain.
That goes way beyond just medications or any other ingested ingredient.
There are so many supplements out there that have claims that can equal solving the JFK assassination.
I think supplements are great. There are so many out there. Could come from a natural healing book, a vodoo doctor, whatever. I personally over the years have tried countless number of supplements and have found that there are a few that have been beneficial.
But what is important for everyone here to remember, is that while one person my tout this or that supplement as being the cure all, or that if you take this in the morning, that in the afternoon, you are going to be better.
I am happy for those that write that, because those things must have been helpful for them.
BUT... What is good for one person, may spell disaster for another. No one here understand the compete interactions of medications and OTC. So if someone tells you that Supplement "A" is going to make you taller and have less pain, may not understand that IF you take Supplement "A" along with Medication "B" there is going to be a very negative and potentially dangerous interaction.
So my message to everyone, is to listen and to read what people are saying. But before you start to act on any of those, PLEASE contact your doctor and/or pharmacist and run it by them.
Everyone is an individual, every situation and medication condition is unique, so there fore any form of aid is also unique and can not be lumped under a general rule.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences