Well for what it's worth......
I have an unstable spine due to a spinal surgery that went bad. Was supposed to get corrective surgery but got BC instead. I never got my spine fixed. I also have degenerative disk disease and alot of arthritis. To make this even better I can't take narcotics because I get violently ill from them...
I take 550 mg of Anaprox (RX version of Aleve) twice a day. I have to take OTC Zantac with that to protect my stomach. I also have a non-narcotic muscle relaxant called Skelaxin that I take twice a day.
On REALLY BAD DAYS (like when I can't feel/use my leg) I take the pill version of Toradol which is the strongest anti-inflammatory out there.
It is not perfect but it gets me through the day!
Now along with studying Celebrex as a cancer preventative- they are also studying non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Advil, Aleve). Apparently they block prostaglandin production to reduce inflammation and over-production of prostaglandin is thought to encourage tumors to grow. ( I am sure I have not spelled a few of those words right!)
So you might ask your docs about that if you are worried about these new tests coming out and Celebrex and Bextra being pulled off the market.
I have to add that I also take vitamin E, C and Bromelain for pain and anti-inflammatory effects too.