Inflammation may be needed to prevent acute to chronic pain conversion

May 12, 2022

A recent study published Science Translational Medicine revealed that individual who used NSAIDs had "a 1.76-fold higher risk of chronic pain than those taking acetaminophen and other drugs that relieve pain but don't suppress inflammation. Furthermore, subjects who showed a higher percentage of neutrophils in their white blood cells during the acute stage of pain had a lower risk of chronic back pain later in life. "

Anti-inflammatory Medications Raise Risk of Chronic Back Pain in Patients 

by: Joseph Cariz