Mainstream medical approach to Low Back Pain = Placebo

A study just published in the prestigious Lancet journal: Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial shows that the standard medical approach for Low Back pain is no better than a sugar pill.

Surprised?

Not really.

The vast majority of back pain is mechanical in nature. That is, faulty vertebral alignment and joint movement cause injury to structures in and around the vertebra (muscles, discs, capsule, cartilage, ligament, tendon and nerve).

So, how in the name of all things logical will a there be a chemical solution to a mechanical problem?

Yes, drugs may interfere with the perception and transmission of pain signals and this may diminish pain for a while or make it bearable. But it will NEVER speed up or aid the healing process. At the very best the body does all it can to heal up around the faulty system, this still leaves the original problem and you are still vulnerable to the same injury. More likely, you continue to have repeated minor injuries, stay in low grade back pain until something completely fails and you become a surgical candidate.

This is not new information. Medical doctors have chosen to ignore this and continued to prescribe a nonsensical approach. That is: taking away the pain temporarily fixes the problem. Would taking the batteries out of a fire alarm take away the fire? Of course not, that’s ridiculous! But this is exactly what pain killers like paracetamol do, dull your alarm system.

It may be easy to swallow but the evidence isn't

It may be easy to swallow but the evidence isn’t

Why not choose an approach that addresses the mechanical problem and allows the body to heal up around an aligned, well functioning joint? Chiropractors have been serving millions of people worldwide with this kind of approach – for over 100 years – without drugs and surgery! It’s your health and your choice.

(If you know someone who regularly takes painkillers like paracetamol, please send them this article, there are other options)

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