NSAIDs for low-back pain are the most frequently prescribed medications worldwide and are commonly used for treating low-back pain. This review found 65 studies of mixed methodological quality that compared various NSAIDs with placebo, other drugs, other therapies and with other NSAIDs. The research concludes that NSAIDs are slightly effective for short-term symptomatic relief in patients with acute and chronic low-back pain.

References and Resources
Roelofs PDDM, et al. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for low back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008; Issue 1.

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