What is best for lower back pain Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both are good and . Can be used together. If you have any stomach issues, tylenol (acetaminophen) will be the better choice although advil offers an anti inflammatory effect & pain relieving effect while tylenol (acetaminophen) only works as pain reliever. Also, with any kidney disease or if you are on blood thinners, tylenol (acetaminophen) is your choice of medication. If you have liver disease, you may not be able to use either. Then check with your pcp.

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Severe right lower back pain 15 out of 10 acute and vomiting unable to sit or stand. The pain going front and back. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) every 4 hours not helping.

I can see the future. I can tell you exactly what will happen: It will get better, it will stay the same, or it will get worse. If it gets worse, you should see a doctor. If it stays the same, you can just suffer, I guess. If it goes away, as the Aussies say, no worries. I interviewed at hospitals in Brooklyn, so I know they have them there. You probably don't live too far from one. Read more...
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So the pain. is associated with prolonged sitting. A major cause would be degenerative disc disease, even in a person as young as yourself. Good posture, such as you are doing, is helpful, as is conditioning by exercise or walking. Taking OTC pain-killers prior to sitting is fine: you may find non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen/naproxen more effective than acetaminophen/Tylenol. Good wishes:) Read more...
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