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Shift in back pain guidelines favors non-medication therapies

March 24, 2017

Shift in back pain guidelines favors non-medication therapies

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, the new recommendations favored non-invasive treatments such as exercise and heat therapy. The previous guidelines, issued in […]

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Tags: Back Pain Quality Improvement program, back pain treatment, back surgery, BPQI, chronic back pain, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. John Mafi, lower back pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs