First Line Therapy For Low Back Pain

First Line Therapy For Low Back Pain

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New guidelines from the American College of Physicians say the first line of therapy should be non-drug treatments for low back pain. People with low back pain should try heat wraps and exercise before resorting to
14 Feb 2017 - General
These are great suggestions for low back pain that is caused by muscular strain. However, I think that it is important for clinicians to do a standard history and physical examination of these patients. There are important causes of back pain that needs to be ruled out for a certain group of patients. If all urgent causes of back pain have been ruled out, then these maneuvers can be advised for patients with a pain scale of <5/10. But if the pain scale is higher despite application of these t...
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