Lower back pain treatment is set for a revolution. Multiple medical authorities now believe that medication doesn't need to be the first treatment for pain. Instead, you might be better off with other treatments, such as spinal manipulation or massage.
Both the American College of Physicians and the American Chiropractic Association seem to support this. While it might seem like a change, this really intends to focus on reducing unnecessary prescriptions. The benefits could include lower healthcare costs overall and fewer opioids in circulation.
This doesn't mean that you can't have any medicine for your back, of course. But a care professional will know which ones to avoid to follow these latest guidelines. You can read our blog post from earlier this month to learn more.