Back pain is the bane of many of our lives, affecting at least 80 per cent of us at some point.
The first line of treatment has traditionally been paracetamol - but new research has found it may be no more effective than a sugar pill.
Experts who examined the results of 13 research trials found the drug did nothing to improve sufferers’ pain levels, recovery time, sleep or quality of life.
So what are the alternatives?
Here, writing for Healthista.com, registered osteopath Antonia Boulton revealswhat may be causing your back problem - and how to treat it without painkillers...
Source - Daily Mail