Pain Medications for Back Pain? Bad Idea.

OTC Pain Medications Destroy Cartilage

Pain Killers Will Make your Spine Worse

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Pain Medications Destroys Cartilage
Pain Medications Destroys Cartilage

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used drugs in the world. These harmful drugs include aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and others. Many people use them for the management of low back pain.  Additionally, about 20-30% of elderly people in developed countries take them frequently. Unfortunately these medications have some serious side effects.  They can harm the liver, stomach, gastrointestinal tract and heart, and even cause death.  Another serious complication is very well documented but not well known.  Recent guidelines advise against the long term use of these products for back pain. Why?  Because they can have a negative impact on cartilage.  What does this mean to you?  It wears out the disks in your spine.

According to Journal of Prolotherapy, 2010 these medications will eat away at your cartilage.  Remember your back pain may be due to an unhealthy joint.  Also note that joint is made of cartilage.  The more you take these drugs, the more you worsen your condition.  As the disc deteriorates it leads to arthritis of both the disc and the bone.  Either of these can lead to serious disc conditions, or arthritis.  If your condition gets bad enough it could require spinal surgery.  Spinal surgery is both very risky and invasive.

What is the safe, natural solution?

The aim of enzyme nutrition is to promote healthy joint and spinal function. Many of our patients find this preferable to pain killers.  Why?  Because pain killers only mask your symptoms.  They also have harmful side effects. Through accurate and scientific testing we can identify and address the actual source of stress.  Then we help you while promoting healthy cartilage.  We do this safely, effectively and naturally without harmful drugs or surgery.

Do you suffer from a bulged disc, sciatica or low back pain?  Do you rely on pain medications to get through the day?  If so, don’t wait.  Give us a call and set up a consultation. We will take the time to sit down and talk with you about your suffering. We will even do some preliminary testing.  If necessary we will schedule a thorough exam and any necessary imaging.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. Do you suffer from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to?  Are you sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine?  Give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.