Is naproxen good for lower back pain?

Maybe. Do you have high blood pressure? A history of stomach ulcers? Kidney or liver disease? As dr. Rosenfeld said, in general, nsaids are useful in the treatment of low back pain, but that assumes you are otherwise healthy.

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28 yo. Chronic left lower back pain. Stretching etc isn't enough. I don't like to take meds like aleve (naproxen) everyday....I'm only 28...should I? Long term?

Uncover causation. Prior to attempting to self treat a chronic issue, it is far better to see a physician and find out why you are experiencing such symptoms. Then, appropriate therapy will allow remission. But, if you need to explore this further on this site, suggest a Concierge appt. Read more...

I am having severe lower back pain, I have some 500mg Naproxen tabs, can I take 2? I weigh 280lbs

No. Too much! Not recommended. Call the doc that prescribed it for other options. If your back pain has suddenly worsened a lot, or if you have numbness, tingling, weakness or loss of control of bowel or bladder function, you need to get seen right away, Always take naproxen with food (but not dairy products) and never take if you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, or on an empty stomach. Read more...

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...

What is good for lower back pain?

Depends upon cause . Lower back pain is very common problem most often it is due to over use or strain of muscles and gets better with rest moist heat back exercises over the counter medications like Motrin or aleve (naproxen) occasionally it can come from serious condition like infection of the disc space or herniated disc which may even require surgery so it depends on the cause of the pain and duration of pain good luck. Read more...
Depends on the cause. Back pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), structural or biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, or nerve damage (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. Read more...