Paracetamol for lower back pain: nothing but a placebo?

I wanted to share an article I found from BBC News.

The article talks about a recent study showing that paracetamol, when used to treat acute lower back pain, is no better than a dummy pill.

The largest trial to date suggests the drug does not improve recovery time or provide greater pain relief than a placebo.

The study questions whether paracetamol should remain a first-choice drug on most national guidelines.

But experts caution anyone considering a change of medication should seek medical advice.

 

Here’s the link to the complete article: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28440007

 

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