Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are dangerous. They can cause myocardial infarction, ulcers, and allergic reactions that can cause death, and it is important for many people to find alternative ways to help with pain. Omega 3 fatty acids are a great way to support your cardiovascular and nervous systems, and they are generally regarded as a great way to help with inflammation. Studies have also shown that omega 3 fatty acids may help to fight pain in the neck and back, and this is great news for people who suffer from chronic neck and back pain that can’t be corrected by surgery. Omega-3s could be a great way to reduce the amount NSAID medications that you consume.
The study documented how beneficial omega 3s can be for pain. It tested 250 patients who had non surgical back and neck pain, and they were given 1200 mg of Nordic Naturals omega 3 fatty acids every day. After 75 days on fish oil, questionnaires were sent out to see how the patients were responding to omega-3 supplementation. The results were very promising, and 59% had stopped consuming prescription NSAID medications. 60% claimed that their joint pain had gotten better, and 88% said that they would continue.
This study shows that omega 3 fatty acids can be a great way to help with neck and back pain, not just joint inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids are truly amazing nutrients, and their benefits can at times seem limitless. If you experience neck or back pain, boosting your omega 3 consumption should be part of your home treatment regimen.