Can Ibuprofen Cause Chronic Pain?

Can Ibuprofen Cause Chronic Pain?

A recent study found that “Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain.” Research suggests that recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation which is “the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection,” however, blocking that inflammation with drugs such as ibuprofen may prevent inflammation’s protective effect from “preventing acute pain from becoming chronic, and that overly reducing it may be harmful.”


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.