Exercise Works Best for Back Pain, Study Says
Researchers in Australia and Brazil have concluded that the “best medicine” to combat low back pain is exercise, NPR reports. Chris Maher, who worked with others to review data from 21 studies from around the world, commented, “What we do understand about the back it that the more you use it, the more likely you are to keep it strong, fit and healthy.”
In spite of this, researchers found that doctors were much more likely to prescribe “passive treatments” such as “ultrasound or traction treatments, back belts and orthotic insoles” than to suggest that a patient exercise.
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