“Taking drugs for back pain is largely pointless”, an overview of research has concluded.
The Times newspaper in February 2017 reported anti-inflammatory pills like ibuprofen are widely used for back pain however they make little or no difference. Instead exercise is recommended with Pilates, yoga or stretching favoured.
One in 10 people are affected by back pain. Researchers at the George Institute in Sydney highlight back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide. One researcher said “Patients with back pain should consider an exercise programme to help them manage their condition, for example, aerobic exercise, strengthening, stretching, pilates, yoga, core-stability exercises.”
We would like to add synchronised swimming to the list…