What are the adverse effects of Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen could be harmful in the long run. There are safer alternatives
Thank you for explaining your health problem.
If you don't mind, could you please answer a few questions for me to compete the picture.
Has your Doctor educated you about Failed back syndrome?
Do you have radiating pain over the back of the legs?
Has an MRI scan been taken after the surgery?
Ibuprofen is known to inhibit COX1 and COX2 enzymes. Usually inhibition of COX2 enzyme can be dangerous for the heart and cause heart disease but inhibition of COX1 can cause gastric ulcers and kidney disease.
It is advisable to take safer medicines like Tablet Acetaminophen with Tramadol combination or Buprenorphine skin patch such can do the job well and avoid such side effects.
Even physiotherapy in the form of Short wave diathermy (SWD) or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) will do great benefit in remitting the muscle spasms.
I must study up what roles COX1 and COX2 enzymes play in maintenance of my bodily health; I am still totally ignorant of them.
You proposing my use of tablet acetaminophen with Tramadol combination or Buprenorphine skin patch might be useful in my case, but most of my pain and movement limitation has been disposed of, and I am far, far more healthy and comfortable.
I am also sure that physiotherapy will be prescribed for me, as I have gone nearly two years long with far less body exercise that I should have done; but that was because of my load of pain and spinal damage.
Advise, please, if you can, what I should read, to study the statistics on deaths attributable to the inadvised use of ibuprophin, as mentioned in my first message. Simply talking about the risks involved in its use is, to my mind, totally insufficient information, if one does not cite specifics on the trends of numbers of deaths as a result of using ibuprophin inadvisably.
Thanks for your reply to my questions. I appreciate the details you have provided.
Failed back syndrome usually encompasses possible complications of previous spine surgery on your present bearing.
Since you do not have radiating pain, there is less chance of any nerve root compression such may have resulted as a complication of Spine studysurgery as in your case Laminectomy.
Please perform physiotherapy and do try to stay fit as much as possible. MRI is not required at the moment.Acetaminophen and Tramadol tablet after consulting with your surgeon for your pain management. He will be able to provide better advice since he has been seeing you and conducting clinical examination upon you.
There are multiple studies on the safety profile of Ibuprofen and associated deaths on severe overdose. Kindly perform a search on the NCBI Pub MED website for the required information. I shall cite a single source for your reference.
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