According to rheumatologist Harris McIlwain, MD, an FDA advisory panel has ruled that Naproxen (Aleve), once thought to be safer than other popular over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, has about the same risk for cardiovascular blood clots as Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) and aspirin. Labels on Aleve and other OTC non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) must continue to carry a warning that long-term use may increase risk for heart attack or stroke. If you regularly take naproxen, ask your doctor whether you should continue doing so.
Curcumin is a natural alternative for naproxen and other OTC pain relievers. Curcumin offers nutritional support for inflammatory conditions, normal cell proliferation and a healthy immune system. It comes from turmeric, which has been used as a traditional remedy dating back as far as 600 BC. Studies from around the world, including India, Europe, and the United States confirm the many nutritional benefits of this ancient herbal remedy. For more information on Curcumin, talk to one of our doctors here at South Orange Chiropractic Center during your next adjustment.