Naproxen and ibuprofen should not be taken together because they treat pain the same way in the body, according to Gina Ryan, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Mercer University, Atla... More »

Treatment for chronic sacroiliac joint inflammation includes rest, applying heating pads or ice packs to the lower back, pain medications and massage, reports MedlinePlus. Other options are injections, physical therapy a... More »

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Treatment options for lumbago, commonly known as lower back pain, include pain-relieving medications, braces, physical therapy, spinal fusion surgery and disk replacement, according to OrthoInfo. Exact treatment options ... More »

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According to WebMD, aspirin and ibuprofen can be used together; however, ibuprofen can interfere with the function of aspirin. A patient taking aspirin for heart attack prevention needs to know the risks of combining the... More »

To relieve knee pain that just started, rest the affected region, elevate the knee, put a pillow below the knees when sleeping, or take acetaminophen or ibuprofen, recommends MedlinePlus. Apply an ice pack for around 15 ... More »

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If bone spurs are causing discomfort, physicians may recommend pain relievers found over-the-counter, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, according to the Mayo Clinic. Extreme pain or limited range of motion due to bone spurs... More »

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Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen are usually effective in treating the pain that comes with gout, according to WebMD. Naproxen is sold without a prescription in medicat... More »

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