Is over the counter Ibrupofen the same thing as Mobic (meloxicam)? do they do the exact same thing for back pain & do they cure inflammation?

NSAIDs. both ibuprofen and meloxicam (Mobic) are Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs. They do the same but aren't the same drug, and are not equipotent, meaning you need different dosages from either to have the same effect, consult your doctor or your pharmacist, good luck.