Body Aches

About body aches...

Back pain resulting from muscle strains (4b) and ligament sprains (4b) is the second most common reason to visit a healthcare provider (3b) and affects fore than 50% of adults over 60 years (4a). Neck pain may also be a result of muscle strains (17a), ligament sprains (17a) or nerve damage (17c) and becomes more common as people age (17b). Generalised aches and pains (especially in the back and legs) may also be a symptom of colds and flu (21).

How Ibuprofen helps...

Ibuprofen is an effective treatment for rapid pain relief (18a) and is effective in controlling pain and inflammation in a variety of inflammatory and painful conditions (18b), such as general body aches and body aches associated with colds and flu (21). Effective (18b, 20a), well-tolerated (18c) and with a favourable safety profile (18d), Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Nurofen Tablets.

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21. Influenza. The Merck Manual. Home health handbook. c2013. Available from: