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1Research and NSAIDs. Non steroidal anti inflammatories stop up to 96% of women ovulating within 10 days of taking them.

The results of a new study show that diclofenac, naproxen and etoricoxib significantly inhibit ovulation in women with mild musculoskeletal pain. Of the women receiving NSAIDs, only 6.3 percent (diclofenac), 25 percent (naproxen) and 27.3 percent (etoricoxib) ovulated, compared with 100 percent of the control group. European League Against Rheumatism. 2015

2.  Paracetamol is no better for treating lower back pain than placebo. 

It has found paracetamol, which is currently recommended as a first-line treatment for lower back pain and is one of the most widely used over-the-counter pain medications in the world, may be virtually useless for the condition.

The same analysis, which is published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal and includes data from thousands of sufferers, also found paracetamol provided only minimal benefits for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.

The senior author of the study, Manuela Ferreira, said the reduction in pain seen for osteoarthritis patients was so small that "we question whether it offers clinical benefit, given the risks and costs of the treatment". 

3. Study Shows Chiropractic "Maintenance Care" Helps.

Spinal manipulative care is effective for the treatment of chronic nonspecific LBP. To obtain long-term benefit, this study suggests maintenance chiropractic care after the initial intensive manipulative therapy has stopped. Spine 2011. Mckenna et al.

4. Trajectories of Low Back Pain. 35% of people do not Recover.

Characterising the clinical course of back pain by mean pain scores over time may not adequately reflect the complexity of the clinical course of acute low back pain. We analysed pain scores over 12 weeks for 1585 patients with acute low back pain presenting to primary care to identify distinct pain trajectory groups and baseline patient characteristics associated with membership of each cluster.

This was a secondary analysis of the PACE trial that evaluated paracetamol for acute low back pain. Latent class growth analysis determined a 5 cluster model, which comprised 567 (35.8%) patients who recovered by week 2 (cluster 1, rapid pain recovery); 543 (34.3%) patients who recovered by week 12 (cluster 2, pain recovery by week 12); 222 (14.0%) patients whose pain reduced but did not recover (cluster 3, incomplete pain recovery); 167 (10.5%) patients whose pain initially decreased but then increased by week 12 cluster 4, fluctuating pain); and 86 (5.4%) patients who experienced high-level pain for the whole 12 weeks (cluster 5, persistent high pain). Patients with longer pain duration were more likely to experience delayed recovery or nonrecovery. Belief in greater risk of  persistence was associated with nonrecovery, but not delayed recovery. Higher pain intensity, longer duration, and workers’compensation were associated with persistent high pain, whereas older age and increased number of episodes were associated with fluctuating pain. Identification of discrete pain trajectory groups offers the potential to better manage acute low back pain. Pain Journal January 2016

What does this all MEAN?

What does the all the above research show... stop taking those quick fix pills for the symptoms and come in and get checked. Get to the cause of your problems. Chiropractic is like exercise for your spine. Chiropractic repatterns the input to your brain so it knows the joint is there and should be working. Chiropractic helps through nueroplasticity to teach the brain to work correctly and allows the realease of the correct healing hormones. Movement is your nutrient to a better healthier life.