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Ibuprofen ‘barely better than placebo’ at treating back pain

"Widely used anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen have little more benefit than a placebo when it comes to treating back pain," reports the Guardian. This is based on a study looking at more than 6,000 people with back pain, comparing…

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yoga

Yoga 'may improve lower back pain'

"Yoga can help relieve the agony of back pain, a major review of medical evidence found," the Daily Mail reports. The review concluded there is evidence yoga may help improve function and relieve pain associated with chronic lower back pain…

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Chimp

Having a spine similar to a chimp could lead to back pain

"People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee," BBC News reports.

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Lower back pain

Paracetamol 'not effective' for lower back pain or arthritis

"Paracetamol doesn't help lower-back pain or arthritis, study shows," The Guardian reports on a new review.

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Spinal cord injury

Drug found to help repair spinal cord injuries

"A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists," BBC News reports.

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Young woman smoking

Smoking increases risk of chronic back pain

"Smokers are three times more likely to suffer from back pain," the Mail Online reports.

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Lower back pain

Paracetamol no better than a placebo for lower back pain

"The results suggest we need to reconsider the universal recommendation to provide paracetamol as a first-line treatment."

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Ibuprofen

Should we stop taking ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is the go-to painkiller for headaches, back pain and muscle soreness, but do the risks outweigh the benefits?

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Lower back pain

Lower back pain: the no. 1 cause of disability worldwide

1 in 10 suffer with lower back pain.

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