A recent article in the Daily Mail caught my eye as they stated that statins could be the next generation of pain killers as a new research suggests the cholesterol-lowering drugs, could also reduce pain signals and nerves.
It said that early laboratory research shows the drugs have anti-inflammatory effects that dampen discomfort, however it still needs large scale human trials.
The strange thing is that when I was first put on statins some years ago my GP told me to report any new or exacerbated back pain as apparently the side effects according to WebMD, is the risk of back pain caused by muscle injury from the statins.
So, the question is which one is it, are statins the cause of back pain or can help back pain? Neither in my case, I had no changes when I went on them which is some years ago.