Using Paracetamol for Lower Back Pain?

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If you’re using paracetamol for lower back pain and osteoarthritis, you may want to read this first. Research shows that paracetamol is ineffective in reducing pain, disability or improving quality of life for patients who suffer from low back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. It may also affect the liver.

The study shows new evidence that the drug, paracetamol is no better at treating low back pain than a placebo, proving that it is in fact, ineffective. “World-wide, paracetamol is the most widely used over-the-counter medicine for musculoskeletal conditions so it is important to reconsider treatment recommendations given this new evidence.” Says Mr. Machado.

Since lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the use of this drug is also high, however this evidence may question whether conventional treatments would work better.

Read the full story here :: Researchers Question Use of Paracetamol for Lower Back Pain and Osteoarthritis