The mainstream LOVES to brag about what they call “evidence-based medicine.”
It’s a magical phrase that covers up all kinds of crimes!
Because despite how often they throw it around… despite how much they claim it guides ALL of their decisions… new research exposes this for the sham that it is when it comes to one common health complaint:
There’s NO EVIDENCE behind a lot of “evidence-based” medicine!
If you have back pain, there’s a good chance your doc will offer you something with no proof, little chance of success and high risks.
And in the end, you could find yourself in MORE pain instead of LESS.
So today, I’m going to let you in on where the real evidence points – a way to ease the pain, restore your mobility, and ensure you can keep doing the things you love.
Fight back pain in a way that matters
Here’s the deal: When you visit a doctor with back pain, he – of course – wants to make you feel better, and fast.
But that’s when too many make a huge mistake – one that runs counter to the best evidence we have.
They prescribe opioid drugs as a quick fix.
The new study finds one in four patients with back pain are given opioids early, as soon as their first visit. This jumps to one in three patients if you have two doctor visits for back pain.
But this ISN’T what the evidence shows. This ISN’T evidence-based medicine at all.
The evidence shows the opposite…
Opioids DON’T work!
Not in any real sense, at least.
Sure, they can bring some relief… but they don’t work better than other options, including over-the-counter pain pills. And over the long term, opioids are less effective than just about ANY OTHER approach, including physical therapy.
PT is actually in the guidelines. There IS evidence behind it.
Yet just one in ten patients overall, and 17 percent of those who have two visits for back pain, are given physical therapy as an option.
Like I said, your doctor wants you to feel better. Since physical therapy takes time… sometimes a few weeks before it truly helps… it seems like it’s not as good an option as a quick-fix painkiller.
But since it’s safe and more effective over the long run, it’s truly better!
In addition, 15 percent of patients overall and nearly one in three patients with at least two doctor visits for back pain are sent out for imaging scans they DON’T need and SHOULDN’T get.
The new report urges docs to skip the opioids and scans; it recommends physical therapy and NSAIDs instead.
I’m with them on that first part; a little PT – including basic stretching – can work wonders.
But NSAIDs are a quick route to problems, too, and can lead to stomach disorders, ulcers, bleeding problems and more.
So consider some PT or another non-drug therapy such as acupuncture, osteopathic spinal manipulation (or chiropractic) and/or massage.
And for quick relief, try a topical formula built around MSM, DMSO, and/or capsaicin.