Metaanalysis of Severe Upper GI Complications of NSAIDs
This huge review of available literature identifies a 3x greater risk of severe GI bleed with NSAID use. This included as little as four days of use. We need to stop thinking of NSAIDs as benign drugs used to treat everything from minor headache to severe pain. It is rare that a chiropractic patient in my office needs to continue use of pain meds. It would be highly likely that an increase in utilization of chiropractic in the general population would drop the estimated 16,000 deaths per year from this class of drugs.