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Paracetamol ´fails to
ease low back pain’

Telegraph [UK], by Agencies

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/24/2014 6:12:26 AM

Paracetamol has little impact on lower back pain and does not help sufferers recover more quickly, or improve pain levels, sleep or quality of life, research suggests. The painkiller is commonly prescribed for the most common form of back pain which usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness. The Australian study, published in The Lancet, was the first large randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with a placebo for lower back pain. The study randomly assigned 1,652 individuals with an average age of 45 and with acute lower back pain from 235 primary care centres in Sydney

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Paracetamol is ACETAMINOPHEN, most commonly known in the US as TYLENOL.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/24/2014 7:31:45 AM     (No. 9937717)

There are six simple yoga positions requiring less then ten minutes that completely ease 99% back pain that hasn´t been allowed to deteriorate to extreme. Go see any competent yoga teacher.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: skedaddle, 7/24/2014 8:02:03 AM     (No. 9937759)

I have never had a pain that Tylenol eased. I have had a family member rushed to the emergency room from an unwitting overdose since our pharmaceutical companies put it in everything. Almost like they want to harm us?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/24/2014 8:16:26 AM     (No. 9937787)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory. It can relieve pain but has no effect on the underlying cause. I cannot imagine its having any effect on "tensity or stiffness".

NSAIDs like aspirin, Aleve, Advil, etc., are anti-inflammatories. They work on the inflammation that is causing the pain.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/24/2014 8:32:05 AM     (No. 9937821)

Here is Harvard´s chart on pain relievers:

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/12-things-you-should-know-about-pain-relievers.shtml

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lancer12, 7/24/2014 9:52:50 AM     (No. 9937979)

Everybody has back pain from walking upright instead of bent forward like the NHP´s. Surgery (often repeated) takes the edge off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toddh, 7/24/2014 10:20:17 AM     (No. 9938034)

When a doctor prescribes acetaminophen, I read it as "beer."

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