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New Treatment Guidelines for Back Pain Stress Non-Drug Interventions, Physical Movement and Watchful Waiting

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  • Back pain is one of the most common health complaints across the globe, and the No. 1 cause of job disability. It’s also one of the most common reasons triggering opioid dependence
  • The American College of Physicians’ updated treatment guidelines for acute and chronic low back pain sidesteps medication as a first-line treatment and recommends non-drug therapies instead
  • Exercise and functional movement are the most effective prevention and treatment strategies for most types of back pain

By Dr. Mercola

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints across the globe, and the No. 1 cause of job disability. It's also one of the most common reasons triggering opioid dependence, the side effects of which can be lethal.


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