Mansfield, MA
A male asked:

Hi i'm 36 years old and am having lower back pain after laying down for too long. whats best for this? ibuprofen? aleve? tylenol? thanks.

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: It depends on other medical issues you might have. If there are no contraindications to any of the meds, then the main difference is that Tylenol does not have an antiinflammatory while the other two have it.
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