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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.

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. Read more...

For chronic lower back pain that is fue to soft tissue damage, is it better to take aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen roughly 3 times a week?

I have never heard. I've never heard that taking pain medicine three times a week is any better for treating low back soft tissue injury. In order to take full advantage of the anti-inflammatory effect of Ibuprofen or aspirin, it needs to be in your body all the time, and can take 7 to 10 days for full anti-inflammatory effect. Until then, is only a pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is only a pain and fever reducing medicat. Read more...
Any if them. Taking any of those medications is fine- just take as prescribed. Stretching and exercises are equally important if not more. Read more...

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...
Constipation..? Are you constipated..? The natural side effect of pain meds is constipation which if not relieved can cause more pain and you get stuck in a vicious cycle. Answer could be take pills to relieve constipation and pain may get relieved. Read more...