Research Updates

Overtreatment HURTS

Dr Mary Wyatt

The US demonstrates how overtreating back pain causes more pain.

Take Home Messages: In the United States, doctors are increasingly using scans of the spine, Opioid prescription, injections and surgery to treat back pain. However, evidence suggests that outcomes are not improving. In fact, work disability related to back pain is actually on the increase. To replace these unhelpful strategies, new models of caring for individuals with chronic back pain are recommended, especially: Imp...

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