What New Treatments Are Best for Lower Back Pain?

Dr. Sharon Orrange
Dr. Orrange is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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Low back pain is a part of life—common across sexes, age groups, and countries, it’s something that almost all people experience at some point. Treatment for low back pain often includes a combination of medication and non-medication options. What should you start with? What treatments have the best evidence? And more importantly . . . what’s coming our way for low back pain treatment?

To start #OldSchool—the best evidence exists for these three treatments:

Ok, then what’s next for back pain?

What’s next for those with chronic, neuropathic (nerve-like) low back pain?

Moving on—invasive procedures:

The future—and beyond:

What has helped for you?

Dr O.

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