((Silver)) So sorry you have to deal with chronic pain, not to mention trying to figure out the best way to manage it!
I've used a number of NSAIDS over the years, not worrying about it much, (esp.thinking they might provide some protection from LOAD). But as has been pointed out here, that just may be a false assumption. I admit...kept hoping that correlation would hold up!
My functional doc just told me yesterday about a supplement that may provide support resolving the immune response (e.g. to exercise), reducing discomfort/pain, and avoiding some of the potential downsides of NSAIDS. It's called SPM Active, derived from omega-3 fatty acids. I haven't tried it or done much research on it yet, but did google the author, Dr. Charles N. Serhan, of a 2014 article in Nature (link below) who discusses the concept that I'm assuming led to the development of a commercial product.
Would love to know if anyone here has heard of/tried this? I'll prob give it a try and will let you know if I see an benefit. (And btw, like many here, I also use curcumin products, Lonvida and sometimes CuraMed, which I believe have helped reduce inflammation somewhat.)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4263681/