Tag: back pain

Patient Basics: Back Pain

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Back pain can be a symptom of many different illnesses and conditions. The main cause of the pain can be a problem with the back itself or by a problem in another part of the body. In many cases, doctors can't find a...
1. This study suggests that spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) in addition to home exercise and advice (HEA) for the treatment of sub-acute and chronic back-related leg pain (BRLP) is effective in improving objective as well as patient-reported outcomes. 2. SMT was also associated a reduction in medication use for...
1. Paracetamol taken regularly or as needed for low-back pain did not affect recovery time compared with placebo. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Although paracetamol is universally recommended as the first-line analgesic for low-back pain, no high-quality evidence has supported this recommendation. The Paracetamol for Low-Back Pain Study (PACE)...