Guidelines for Low-Back Pain: Avoid Drugs

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American College of Physicians issues guidelines for low-back pain: ‘Avoid drugs.’

-From Chiropractic Economics February 14, 2017

In an update to a report issued 10 years ago, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a meta-analysis on the treatment of low-back pain. The study, released on February 14, 2017, is in the form of guidelines directed toward “all clinicians” and the patient population suffering from acute, subacute, and chronic low-back pain.

In this terminology, “acute” stands for pain lasting fewer than ...

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