Re: ibuprofen or acetaminophen for back pain?
Ibuprofen (advil), Naproxen (Aleve), and Aspirin are NSAIDs. Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatories.
Tylenol (acetominphen) is not an anti-inflammatory but is a pain blocker
Some products out there contain a combination of an NSAID and acetominophen.
So both may work for you. Talk to a pharmacist who can counsel you on combining the two. The best way to consider any of these is the generic version instead of the more pricey brand names.
Rt&Lt thumb arthroplasty 2012 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS 2011
Fusions: L5-S1 (87), L4-S1 (93), C5-C7 ('06), L3-S1 ('10)
C5-C7 foraminotomy 08