If you take a non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) regularly, the FDA recently (7-9-15) strengthend their warning that you are at risk for heart attack and stroke from the drug use. Common brand names include Aleve, Advil, and Motrin but there is a myriad of other choices. A more complete list of NSAIDS can be found at this link.
This further emphasises why pursuing non-medication routes for joint and spinal pain, headaches, sciatica, and other similar issues is imperative. Studies have shown that chiropractic patients on average take less pain medications than non-chiropractic patients. A study in Low back patients also found that patients needed less pain medication and had improved pain relief with chiropractic.
See your chiropractor regularly and “pop” those pills less!
See the FDA informaiton release HERE.