Back pain treatment often not in line with guidelines

by admin on July 29, 2013

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite guidelines to treat back pain conservatively, the proportion of people prescribed powerful painkillers or referred for surgery and other specialty care has increased in recent years, according to a new study. "This is kind of concerning," said Dr. Steven Cohen, an anesthesiologist and critical care doctor at the Johns Hopkins School of …

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