New Research on Lower Back Pain


Low Back pain is the leading cause of disability globally. There is a gap right now in what most in the medical field is doing in the real world and what research says they should be doing.

Dr. Jeff Williams from Creek Stone Integrated Care has important information on the topic. 

A brand new set of recommendations for treating low back pain was published in The Lancet in March. It was compiled by a multi-disciplinary, international panel of low back pain experts.

A low back pain patient needs to understand they are not suffering a disease and that low back pain commonly resolves in time.

Some tips from Dr. Williams include: 

  • Must understand that bed rest is a terrible idea.
  • Resume daily exercise
  • Resume daily activities as soon as possible
  • Limited or non-use of medication
  • Limited or non-use of imaging
  • Limited or non-use of surgery
  • Self-management at home is a big deal

There is an inappropriate high usage of:

1. Spinal injections

2. Imaging

3. Opioids

4. Surgery

5. Bed Rest

A healthy weight and regular physical activity will decrease the incidence of low back pain. Alternative care like chiropractic can go a long way toward helping low back pain while reducing the overall cost of dealing with low back pain.

Creek Stone Integrated Care
3501 Sw 45th Ave
(806) 355-3000

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