back pain

Get Vertical: Don't Take Back Pain Lying Down

The Lund Report
Campaign based on new state clinical guideline urges people with low back pain to stay active, avoid unnecessary health care services

January 11, 2012 -- For people with the most common type of low back pain, imaging tests don’t give doctors much information that’s useful for diagnosis or treatment and a non-prescription pain reliever is the best choice if medication is needed. Despite that, 2010 data shows at least 26 percent of Oregonians who received care for a new episode of simple low back pain received an imaging test and approximately 15 percent filled prescriptions for narcotic pain relievers within 90 days.

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