It is true that NSAIDs (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) are a short term effective way to decrease inflammation which leads to decrease in pain. However, long term use is discouraged due to the many side effects. GI side effects are very common, such as upset stomach, acid reflux, and even gastric ulcers. NSAIDs can also cause sodium retention and can aggravate high blood pressure. In addition, it can have long term effects on the kidneys and can lead to renal impairment. If you are taking other medications also metabolized in the kidneys, this can have an even more profound effect. So long term use is not recommended; instead speak to your doctor about alternatives for pain and edema reduction such as our MLS laser.
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