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Pain Management
 
Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds...
SOURCES: Gustavo Machado, research fellow, George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia; Benjamin Friedman, M.D., associate professor, emergency medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York City; Feb. 2, 2017, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, online
2/2/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- Painkillers like aspirin, Aleve and Advil don't help most people with back pain, a new review finds.

The researchers estimated that only one in six people gained a benefit from taking these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Meanwhile, previou...

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Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga...
SOURCE: University of Maryland, news release, Feb. 6, 2017
2/10/2017

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 -- For people experiencing low back pain, the thought of exercise often seems daunting. But yoga may be a natural fit in the quest to relieve an aching back, a new review indicates.

The findings come from an analysis of 12 studies that included more than 1,000 partic...

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Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say...
SOURCES: Nitin Damle, M.D., president, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia; Steven Atlas, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and physician, general internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Feb. 13, 2017, Annals of Internal Medicine, online
2/13/2017

MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 -- People with low back pain should try drug-free remedies -- from simple heat wraps to physical therapy -- before resorting to medication, according to new treatment guidelines.

Low back pain is among the most common reasons that Americans visit the doctor, accordin...

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