Paracetamol does not help to relieve lower back pain despite it being a commonly prescribed treatment, according to new research.
A study from
The associate professor
In the study 1,652 adults in
The average time it took them to recover was almost the same for all three groups: 17 days for those taking paracetamol and 16 for those on the placebo. The painkillers yielded no benefit in terms of relieving short-term pain or disability.
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