The guidelines on low back pain are clear: drugs and surgery should be the last resort

The guidelines on low back pain are clear: drugs and surgery should be the last resort

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population ages, write Chiropractic's Dr Roger Engel and Associate Professor Subramanyam Vemulpad with Southern Cross University's Associate Professor Sandra Grace for The Conversation.

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide

Most people who have an episode of low back pain recover within six weeks, but two-thirds still have pain after three months. By 12 months, pain may linger but is usually less intense.

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Photo by Toa Heftiba.

Published 17 May 2018.

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