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What is stronger naproxen 500mg or ibuprofen 800mg? for pinched nerve.

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Naproxen or Iburofen: Naproxen is regarded by some to be 'stronger' but it might not work as well as Ibuprofen for you... Every person is different; both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, (nsaids) and they need to be taken with food. Try Ibuprofen 800mg 3x/day or Naproxen 500mg 2x/day both for a week and see what works best for you. Watch out for stomach upset to prevent bleeding ulders! possibly try neurontin (gabapentin)...

Answered 8/25/2017

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