Can I hear a "Hallelujah!"?
I'm talking about the latest news out of the American College of Physicians. They've just updated their guidelines for treatment of back pain, and for the first time, they have stated that the first line of treatment should be non-drug therapy, and drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and muscle relaxants should only be considered if first line treatments fail. Here's what they said:
The ACP made the following strong recommendations: