Back pain can linger on for even a year post-treat­ment

HT Ludhiana Live - - Wellness -

For peo­ple re­ceiv­ing health care for acute and per­sis­tent low-back pain, symp­toms will im­prove sig­nif­i­cantly in the first six weeks, but pain and dis­abil­ity may linger even af­ter one year, states a re­cent study.

The study pub­lished in Cana­dian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion Jour­nal had re­searchers from Aus­tralia and Brazil ex­am­in­ing data from 33 stud­ies (11,166 par­tic­i­pants). “Be­yond six weeks, im­prove­ment slows and there­after only small re­duc­tions in mean pain and dis­abil­ity are ap­par­ent up to one year.,” says Dr Christo­pher Ma­her, from the Ge­orge In­sti­tute for Global Health, The Univer­sity of Syd­ney.

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