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Costochondritis, chest injury pain. Are narcotics better at healing it than motrin?

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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No

Nsaiads like Motrin are better in decreasing inflammation, narcotics can cause decreased pain feeling, .

In brief: No

Nsaiads like Motrin are better in decreasing inflammation, narcotics can cause decreased pain feeling, .
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Costochondritis and/or chest injury pain will heal on its own over time.
There is no evidence that medications of any kind will speed up or impair its healing. Pain management with narcotics and antiinflammatories such as Motrin give us ways to manage the symptoms. The healing occurs on its own. Our bodies are pretty cool that way.

In brief: No

Costochondritis and/or chest injury pain will heal on its own over time.
There is no evidence that medications of any kind will speed up or impair its healing. Pain management with narcotics and antiinflammatories such as Motrin give us ways to manage the symptoms. The healing occurs on its own. Our bodies are pretty cool that way.
Dr. Allen Lu
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