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Any over-the-counter help for someone with spondylolisthesis?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Acetaminophen (brand name tylenol) is a good one to try unless you have liver problems.
Anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen (nuprin, motrin, medipren) and Naproxen (aleve) are over the counter. They should not be used if you have high blood pressure or stomach ulcers (have or have had). The most common side effect is upset stomach. Always follow instructions & note the precautions inside.

In brief: Several

Acetaminophen (brand name tylenol) is a good one to try unless you have liver problems.
Anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen (nuprin, motrin, medipren) and Naproxen (aleve) are over the counter. They should not be used if you have high blood pressure or stomach ulcers (have or have had). The most common side effect is upset stomach. Always follow instructions & note the precautions inside.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Regular aerobic exercise and core strengthening are best and safest.
Unless you have liver problems, Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a safe and effective drug (no more than 3000 mg in 24 hours). Ibuprofen and Naproxen are fine, but should be avoided if you have high blood pressure, kidney problems, ulcers, sensitive stomach. Always follow package instructions.

In brief: Yes

Regular aerobic exercise and core strengthening are best and safest.
Unless you have liver problems, Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a safe and effective drug (no more than 3000 mg in 24 hours). Ibuprofen and Naproxen are fine, but should be avoided if you have high blood pressure, kidney problems, ulcers, sensitive stomach. Always follow package instructions.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery

In brief: NSAIDS

Nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and exercises will all benefit spondylolisthesis.
Core strengthening exercises are especially beneficial.

In brief: NSAIDS

Nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and exercises will all benefit spondylolisthesis.
Core strengthening exercises are especially beneficial.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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