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PAIN RELIEF ADVICE

PARACETAMOL

  • Paracetamol works well to ease pain and regulate body temperature during a fever

  • To reduce pain take regularly as advised

  • Has few side-effects if taken properly and can be taken long-term without losing its effect

NSAIDS (NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICATION)

  • NSAIDS or anti-inflammatory painkillers are available over the counter (ibuprofen) and on prescripton (naproxen, indometacin etc.)

  • These are effective at reducing swelling and can be used in conjunction with Paracetamol  

  • Side-effects are common including gastrointestinal irritation and kidney damage. If in doubt check with your pharmacist or GP

MANUAL THERAPY

Evidence shows a combined package of care, including osteopathy, massage and acupuncture can help with problems including back and neck pain, along with pain in many other parts of the body. All are considered safe and effective as an approach to pain relief with few side effects.


For further information on evidence, safety, side effects, or risk associated with any treatment contact the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) www.ncor.org.uk

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