Which Pain Medications Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke?

On May 2, 2011, in Alternative Medicine, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) are some of the most popular pain medications throughout the world, and many are available over-the-counter without a prescription.  These drugs work by decreasing inflammation in the body and around injured/damaged areas, thereby decreasing pain.  Included in this category of drugs are; Aleve, Motrin, Advil, Celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib, and diclofenac.  […]

Is Glucosamine as effective as Celebrex for Knee Arthritis?

Glucosamine and chondoitin sulphate are two of the most popular dietary supplements sold today.  They are most famous for treating arthritis and other joint pain conditions.  However, the research on its effectiveness is markedly mixed.  There have been some studies that show significant benefit, and others that do not. One recent double-blind placebo-controlled study evaluated […]