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Naproxen / antiinflammatory drug.

Does anybody take this i started this today and wondered if anybody else takea it and it it helped 

Thank you



  • I took it for a shoulder injury and it did work. It does not even scratch the paint on my back or neck pain.

    Diagnosis: Thoracic facet syndrome & cervical and thoracic radiculopathy from car accident trauma.
  • If your pain is arthritic in nature then Naproxen has a good chance to alleviate discomfort. It probably won’t help pain caused by a herniated disc, however.

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  • My pain is sciatic and in worst really dull sort of pain

  • I don't want to recommend for you to take or stop taking this medicine. 

    You can try heat/ice therapy on the lower back/butt area for starters.


  • I've taken naproxen for a long time. I find as you can only take it twice a day,  the effects wears off and then you take another.  I use it with paracetomol. The other combo I find works better is ibuprofen and paracetomol as you can take it together every 4 hours. Seems to give a more consistent pain relief for me personally. 

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  • Yes I think I will try heat pack

  • Naproxen is a really good over the counter medication.  I've found it to work pretty good, especially when the weather makes a huge change.  As with any anti-inflammatory, if you have a heart condition, speak with your doctor before starting it.


    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • jonisingt35rjjonisingt35r Posts: 165
    edited 12/14/2017 - 10:00 AM

    Hi Keith do you think its better than  ibuprofen?.


  • My stepdad swears by Percogesic (not to be confused with Percocet). Percogesic is specially formulated for back pain and is OTC. It’s been around since the 1960s or 1970s but most stores don’t carry it. 

    One type of Percogesic is for migraines (don’t investigate that one unless your problem is headaches). The other variety targets back pain. 

    Cheapest place for it is w***g***ns.com. Due to rules I can’t post the pharmacy name. 

  • Jon - For me Naproxen works better than Ibuprofen, but each person's body metabolizes medication differently. 

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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