Anti-inflammatory Drugs May Lead to Chronic Pain

Anti-inflammatory drugs like steroids or ibuprofen may temporarily reduce pain, but a recent study reveals they may cause chronic pain.

A new study found that short-term use of anti-inflammatory medications may contribute to chronic pain.

In the United States, there are about 50 million adults with chronic pain, with injury being a common cause.

Research has shown that while anti-inflammatory medications like NSAIDs may resolve pain in the short term, they can also lead to long-term pain for some people.

Many patients with pain take NSAIDs or steroids to relieve it. While some people recover completely, others develop chronic pain.