Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage were big winners last week in an important report from the American College of Physicians as they came out with guidelines for treating low back pain.  The recommendation was based on a review of all controlled trials of various forms of treatment for low back pain.   First they put they low back pain patients into three categories: Acute low back pain of less than 12 weeks. Chronic low back pain of more than 12 weeks. Low back pain… Read more »
      For a long time, doctors and non-doctors alike have been recommending the painkiller acetaminophen (paracetamol) — more popularly known as Tylenol — for a wide array of pains, including lower back pain. But now a new Australian study, published in medical journal The Lancet, has found that Tylenol does nothing to help lower back pain and is just as efficient at alleviating pain as a placebo sugar pill.     “Simple analgesics such as paracetamol might not be of primary importance in the management of acute… Read more »