Mistreated Back Pain | Manhattan Sports Medicine Doctor
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The Lancet medical journal released a series of 3 papers revealing disturbing facts
regarding lower back pain. According to the journal, lower back pain plagues
over 540 million people around the globe and is often mistreated by medical
Many working people experience short-term lower back pain and commonly
report reoccurring episodes. The most common treatments include the use
of steroid injections or opioids. Medical professionals additionally recommend
that patient rest and stay home from work. However, according to
The Lancet, this is some of the worst advice.
There is little evidence to support the use of opioids, steroids, or acetaminophen
(Tylenol®) for back pain. “In many countries, painkillers that
have limited positive effect are routinely prescribed for low back pain,
with very little emphasis on interventions that are evidence-based, such
as exercises,” stated co-author Nadine Foster.
The Lancet, the proper medical recommendations to manage lower back pain include:
- Superficial heat
- Spinal manipulation therapy
- Massage and acupuncture
According to the study, only half of those treated in the U.S. are prescribed
exercise as a form of treatment. In 2016, a
JAMA Internal Medicine study found that working and consistent exercise reduces the risk of back
pain by up to 45%. Additional, short-term treatments, such as spinal manipulation
therapy (SMT), can offer long-term relief. According to
The Annals of Internal Medicine, patients who underwent SMT experienced lasting results up to a year after
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If you suffer from lower back pain, consider spinal manipulation therapy
through Manhattan Sports Therapy. Our doctor of sports medicine, Dr. Rolland
Nemirovsky, expertly pinpoints the source of your pain and services patients
throughout New York. We work to develop a treatment to bring you long-lasting
pain relief and get you back to an active, pain-free lifestyle.