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 thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08