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Paper Chase #5 - Does Adding APAP to Ibuprofen Help with Acute Low Back Pain?

Nate Finnerty, MD and Brett Ebeling, MD
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Among ED patients with acute, nontraumatic, nonradicular LBP, adding acetaminophen to ibuprofen does not improve outcomes within 1 week.

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Frederick C., MD -

According to this article the treatment for acute muscular back pain without nerve root involvement is to "tough it out", eventually it will get better. I would like to see a review of the examination of the back pain patient and "conventional" and "non-conventional" treatments available: Acupuncture; Chiropractic ; Reflexology. Personally, as an acupuncturist and MD, there are treatments that can over almost immediate relief, even in cases of "Sciatica".

Mike W., MD -

Interesting stuff, thx for sharing!
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