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"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…
"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…
"People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee," BBC News reports.
"Paracetamol doesn't help lower-back pain or arthritis, study shows," The Guardian reports on a new review.
"A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists," BBC News reports.
"Smokers are three times more likely to suffer from back pain," the Mail Online reports.
"The results suggest we need to reconsider the universal recommendation to provide paracetamol as a first-line treatment."
Ibuprofen is the go-to painkiller for headaches, back pain and muscle soreness, but do the risks outweigh the benefits?