Most people with acute low back pain are back at work within a month and fully recover within a few months. According to one study, about a third of patients with uncomplicated low back pain significantly improved after a week; two-thirds recovered by 7 weeks.
However, studies now suggest that up to 75% of patients suffer at least one recurrence of back pain over the course of a year. After 4 years, fewer than half of patients may be symptom-free. Some doctors are approaching the...Read more
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An analysis of studies regarding the use of opioids in chronic back pain was published in the January 16, 2007 edition of “Annals of... Read more »
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Less than 15% of people with rheumatoid arthritis exercise 3 or more times a week That uninspiring statistic comes from a recent... Read more »