Less Effective Over Time For Patients Who Take Them Everyday

According to Harvard Men's Health Watch, there are non-pharmaceutical interventions that can help you rely less heavily on NSAIDs for pain relief. They suggest soothing your back with a cold compress when pain is at its worst, and using a hot compress "to relax the affected muscles and enhance blood flow to the area" when back pain is moderate.

They also recommend staying active, stretching, and focusing on strengthening exercise to "build muscles that support your spine." They advise consulting a physical therapist for tips on doing this safely, as well as advice on keeping your back safe during everyday activities. And for more essential medical news, if your're taking this OTC medicine More Than Twice a week, see a doctor.