A new research study from the Lancet has shown Tylenol, or more specifically the active ingredient paracetamol, to provide no added relief when compared to placebo for acute low back pain. The study is a double-blinded, randomized-controlled trial, which is one of the highest classes of research.
For many people with acute low back pain; Tylenol is one of the first recommendations from their Primary Care Physician. This study finds that we should question the universal endorsement of paracetamol. Did you know that previous research studies have found chiropractic care to be one of the most safe and effective treatment options available for acute low back pain? Often, primary care providers unfortunately rely on the status quo, which is this case would be the prescription or recommendation of paracetamol for acute low back pain. However, evidence based guidelines indicate that chiropractic care may be a superior option.
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