Back and neck pain affects more than nine percent of the worlds population, while osteoarthritis affects nearly four percent. Most doctors usually recommended taking acetaminophen to ease these pains, a common component of Panadol, Tylenol and other off the counter pain killers.
New research has now found that acetaminophen is ineffective against lower back pain and only provides short term benefits to those that suffer from osteoarthritis. Those who suffer from lower back pain have a tough time standing and sitting, at some points making it almost impossible. Since the medicine doesn’t directly affect the pain point’s, acetaminophen is only able to provide a minimal amount of pain relief.
According to doctors the best way to combat lower back pain is through natural cures such as exercise, massage, acupuncture, and ice and heat therapies. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet and observe weight control to put less tensional stress on your lower back.
In conclusion the use of over the counter drugs may be just a waste of your money especially if you only suffer from lower back pain. The natural cures are the best ones to follow and have long term effects. So the next time you visit your doctor do let him know how effective their over the counter pain killers are.