Placebo Pills May Help with Back Pain – Live Science

Placebo pills, when combined with NSAID drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen, have been shown to have a greater impact on treating back pain than just the NSAID drugs alone. A recent study from Portuguese university researchers showed a 30% decrease in perceived pain among patients treated with the combination of pills. Seemingly counterintuitively, the effect persisted even when the patients were aware that they were taking placebo pills.

Placebo Pills May Help with Back Pain – Live Science

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