The number one cause of early retirement in Australia is lower back pain. In many cases, the condition eventually leads to income poverty. Interestingly, many studies have shown that the use of popular relief medicines have little or no effect when it comes to treating lower back pain. In tests, they showed little to know the difference to placebos. This is why many doctors have stopped prescribing pain relief medicines to their patients who are suffering from lower back pain. Many experts are now recommending a shift in thinking and have formulated new guidelines when it comes to treating lower back pain.
The new guidelines outlined by experts suggest avoiding pain relief medicines whenever possible. They also discourage undergoing invasive treatments such as surgery and the use of injections. The new guidelines represent a significant change in the way doctors and medical experts now see lower back pain and how to treat it. New guidelines on lower back pain are also long overdue since the old guidelines have been set several decades ago. The problem with pain relief drugs is that they are not only ineffective, they can also be dangerous because they come with the threat of dependence and addiction.
Many experts now believe that manual therapies such as chiropractic therapy should be the first option when it comes to treating lower back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. They believe that these treatments offer an effective, safe, non-invasive and cost-effective alternative to pain relief medicines.
Chiropractic therapy is concerned with the relationship between the nervous system and the spine. This kind of therapy uses different forms of non-surgical treatments that include manipulation of the spine.
Chiropractors in Australia have started to identify the possible steps and solutions that they can offer in proposing a solution to the treatment of lower back pain and to the problem of pain relief drug abuse.
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