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  1. Johnette says:

    No, Aleve (naproxen sodium) does not contain aspirin; however, it is an NSAID and is an anti-inflammatory, as is aspirin. It does have some blood thinning

  2. Tiny says:

    djdp89,You sound very articulate and appear pro active so Im going to suggest you take a look at some alternatives to over medicating yourself while you address the cause of this pain. Inflammation is the bodys natural response to stress or trauma. Slap your arm and within a few seconds it turns red and youll notice slight swelling as the blood rushes hormones, nutrients and other chemicals to the site of injury. The increased blood is also what causes the heat sensation. Often there is leakage of these fluids internally which creates the swelling. This swelling (edema) then either causes the pain as it presses against sensitive nerve tissue or at least it intensifies the pain.Typically ice is the treatment of choice for inflammation whenever possible. A simple application for 15 min each hour works best, so I would suggest you experiment with that. There are gel packs that are designed to contour to different parts of the body or in a pinch even a bag of frozen vegetables works.Even if the medication you described works you need to study the side effects carefully since you might be trading one problem for another so youll need to make some educated choices. Take a look at this anti inflammatory supplement http://bit.ly/kN2FDy or other natural products that will help you control the inflammation since they would be kinder to your health.If the herniation at L5/S1 is the source of your problem you should get some understanding of your spine, how it functions and what you can do to correct the underlying structural problem, with the help of a good chiropractor. The spine is a dynamic structure that is composed of 24 vertebrae that function as if they were one unit. The spine is designed to be erect on a plumb line (like the walls of your house or the columns of a large building) from both the front or side view. When it looses that straightness from falls, accidents or even stressful postures it places undue wear and tear on the spinal structures especially the vertebrae and discs causing them to bulge, herniate and over time degenerate faster than they should. Imagine walking crooked on one shoe. It will degenerate faster. In the process nerves are pinched causing you pain.Check out my blog, get the free Back Pain Report and hear my story. Ive had herniated discs too, so I know what youre dealing with. Youll also find some dos and donts about exercise/stretching. I wish you well! Dr Tim

  3. Alethia says:

    Do either advil or aleve contain aspirin? i’m going in for surgery, and it says, “do not take aspirin products such as advil or aleve? i thought Advil was strictly ibuprofen

  4. Samira says:

    Aleve™ is a brand name for the drug naproxen, which is classified as a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID for short). Both aspirin and naproxen can thin the blood; this effect is synergistic when the two are taken together. The com… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_Aleve_interact_with_aspirin

  5. Michelina says:

    fever is best reduced by aspirin as it dilates the vascular system and helps dissipate heat, it also works on the part of the brain that regulates your body temperature, bringing your fever more into check than any other pain reliever. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_is_best_for_fever_reduction_Aspirin_Aleve_Tylenol_and_Ibuprofen

  6. Maye says:

    Will aleve help gout pain. Aleve vs motrin. Aleve anti inflammatory. Aleve blood thinner. Aleve stomach. Aleve anti inflamatory. Aleve with ibuprofen. Aleve liqui gels. Aleve and sotalol. Aleve versus advil. Dangers of aleve. Aleve uk. What

  7. Aja says:

    Naproxen (found in Aleve) is a useful and appropriate treatment method for many Read on to find out how to use products that contain Naproxen safely, and whether Note that if you are allergic to aspirin, you will not want to take products Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4863006_use-naproxen-safely.html

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