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Wishful Thinking or Panic?

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The policies on how we manage low back pain are changing. A new revision to international guidelines in low back pain management will be leading GPs in a new direction when it comes to the initial treatment of a very common condition. Here is the link to the article explaining the revision.

To summarize, the new recommendations point docs towards utilizing movement prescription, yoga, meditation, physical therapies, and psychological therapies INSTEAD or, at least before, using pain medications, or more invasive procedures (like surgery/injections) are commonly prescribed.

This is in response to the growing body of evidence suggesting that pain medications are ineffective in the treatment of low back pain, and the existing, staggering, body of evidence supporting exercise prescription in majority of today’s chronic conditions.

Without delving too far into the complexities of pain management and chronic pain.. it’s safe to say it takes more then either a pharmaceutical…

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