Lower Back Pain Could Be Treated Better, Says Oregon Doc
"Ouch, my back" and its equivalent is heard frequently around the planet. By some counts, more than half a Billion people suffer from low back pain at any point in time.
Treatment for low back pain can take a number of different approaches. And many of them are wrong, in the eyes of Dr. Roger Chou at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
He's part of a study team evaluating treatments like opioid painkillers. He shares the findings of his research and some ideas on proper treatment.