Also known as: Aflaxen, Aleve, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Comfort Pac with Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Naproxen Sodium DS, Pamprin All Day Relief
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Reviews for Naproxen to treat Back Pain
Review by Rev. Bobby Jones:
naproxen: Naproxen really helped my lower back. I have no pain after taking this medicine. Just remember, everyone's body is different and will respond to medication differently. Naproxen seems to working for a lot of people.
15 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: I'm 17. I've been having back pains for three years on and off. One day I feel my spine and its curved. Got an appointment, recently got Xrays. Till the results I'm prescribed naproxen it works. Its very helpful I can sleep better.
naproxen: Absolutely amazing! I was suffering from severe back pain, and a pulsating sciatica from some kind of disc injury (no idea, didn't have MRI). The pain changed daily. On some days, I couldn't leave my bed, and on others, I could walk, but only for a short amount of time. I went to my family doctor, and she prescribed me some Naproxen 500MG tablets. I took the dosage, and the pain was gone in absolutely no time.
The dosage of 2 Naproxen Tablets will last me 2-3 days before the effects wore off. However, I still had difficulty walking for a moderate to long amount of time before the sciatica came back, and my lower back felt weak. No side effects either, so that's a plus.
21 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Mike the bad back guy (taken for 5 to 10 years):
Aleve (naproxen): Ibuprofen bothers my stomach so I tried Aleve/naproxen some years back and as to this day it works better then anything else, over the counter, that I have taken. It may not take away all the pain but it takes that evil edge off so the pain becomes less likely to make me vomit. I take Aleve in the morning to prevent the pains and again when I do get the pains.
20 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: I love naproxen. I am 73 and plagued with lower back and neck pain. After two days my pain was GONE! I have been taking it twice a day. I am afraid to stop because I don't want my pains back! Now I have a script from my doctor. Medicare pays for it. I pay $2.65. Love it.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Agape Light (taken for less than 1 month):
Aleve (naproxen): I bent over and suddenly experienced severe pain. With either a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle, I could barely make it to a nearby chair. I took 2 Aleve and applied an ice pack for the entire afternoon. Within 45 minutes I could slowly walk and I continued to take Aleve as recommended on the bottle. The next day I resumed my life as usual and in 3 or 4 days I no longer needed Aleve. Wow, better than a chiropractor.
25 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: I have been on medication for 14 months whilst the doctor tried to work out what the pain was. Finally had an MRI and I have 3 slipped discs. Have 100mg Tramadol 4x a day with 20mg Amitryptiline and it has no effect whatsoever. I read about Naproxen and have been prescribed it today. The relief was almost immediate and I am hoping for my first solid nights sleep in over a year. Fingers crossed.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Anaprox (naproxen): I work retail at a large home improvement company. Most of the day it works fine, but a lot of times I have to do heavy lifting. It does not help with that. I have had to on numerous occasions stop and take a break just to get through the day.
naproxen: Did not help much with the pain. After 2 months on this medicine my blood pressure started to spike and I have had five trips to the ER with blood pressure at 180/120, severe dizziness and chest pain. Both a persistant dull pain and stabbing pain at different locations in my chest and abdomen. One week of and the dizzines and chest pain is gone. Blood preasure high still but better. Its the Diastolic preasure that is high. Be very careful with this medicine. Take your blood pressure several times before starting and monitor your pressure during treatment.
Aleve (naproxen): Two Aleve a day helped my back pain, but over time it affected my stomach. My gastroenterologist knew immediately what my problem was and I've stopped Aleve entirely. I had almost a year of constant nausea and pain until I quit taking Aleve.
18 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: These work well if you rest. Took 2 on the first day and was starting to think they were useless, took 2 the next day and by 11pm I felt so much better, had no pain and slept like a brick. The trick is to keep taking these for at least 2 days, by then you should feel better. Note to others who get given these, make sure you get given Lansoprazole as well as these protect your stomach.
11 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: I strained my back while lifting. The pain was very bad, I couldn't walk or get out of bed. Took naproxen and within hour I could walk and move again. But I wouldn't say the pain was completely gone. There was still soreness but this medicine made the pain at least bearable.
14 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: (Male, 42yrs, 220lbs, active/athletic). I take 375mg once in the morning for the relief of occasional (4-5 times a year) severe back muscle pain. While it unfortunately takes 2-4 hours for me to feel the effects, when it has been absorbed it gives me 90-100% relief and the benefits last for roughly 48 hours. This is by far the best pain reliever I have ever used. As for adverse side effects, luckily I can't seem to detect any.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Naprelan (naproxen): After severe lumbar pain caused by lugging a 5-gallon bucket full of dirt about 100 yards, I tried over-the-counter Doan's tablets and got no relief. Then, my physician gave me 4 Naprelan which I took one a day. In only six days total, my lumbar pain had vanished.
Aleve (naproxen): Really good at back pain relief, but after extended use [ I have 2 ruptured discs] my skin started to tear easily, but I was in my 30's at the time. So I don't use for long periods but occasional usage is fine.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Naprelan (naproxen): I went to see the doctor after 2 days of heat and inactivity did not help my back. After examining me and taking X-rays he prescribed the Naprelan 500mg time release for me. He also went as far as to warn me that even though I would feel better it was not healed and I needed to take it easy. I am so glad he did because after 2 days I felt almost back to normal even though the back condition was such that I am be referred to physical therapy for it. Long story short, this medicine works, just be careful.
24 users found this comment helpful.
naproxen: Did not help my back pain at all. A week after starting the medication I had ONE glass of wine at about 8pm. Less then an hour later I passed out and did not wake up until 2pm the next day. I missed work and apparently my family was trying to wake me up but I seemed to be sleep walking and have no recollection of what I was saying.
10 users found this comment helpful.
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