Hello. My mother is 73, and she is in extensive lower back and bi-lateral upper thigh pain constantly. She is allergic to asprin and I know that Mobic (meloxicam) is an NSAID. I have some meloxicam from when I injured my IT band (illeo-tibial) last November. If I give her just a half tab of the meloxicam, would this hurt her? I m just so tired of watching her suffer. Her primary care dr. gave her an Rx for tylenol #3, norco, and dilaudid, but they don t seem to help. Her ESR and CR reaction protein tests are elevated indicative of inflammation somewhere, could it be involving her muscles? I just don t know what to do. Thank you.