Treatment of Herniated Discs

Question

Has bextra been more effective than vioxx in treatment of herniated disc?

Answer

No. But to my knowledge there has not been a head to head study comparing these 2 agents for herniated discs or other back pain. You might ask your doctor to have you do the comparison yourself.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University