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This Common Back Pain Treatment Is Worse Than Worthless

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Pain Relief by INH Research0 Comments

For decades, doctors have been prescribing Valium as a standard treatment for acute lower back pain.[1]

The idea was that this powerful sedative would relax the muscles to ease the pain.[2]

But a study finds that Valium (diazepam) works no better than a sugar pill for back pain.

In fact, patients taking a sugar pill actually recover faster.

The research looked at 114 patients in New York whose back pain was so severe that they went to an emergency room.

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