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Back Pain

Whether taken regularly or as needed, acetaminophen for acute low-back pain was no more effective than placebo in a large randomized trial.
Acetaminophen is no more effective than placebo in acute low back pain, according to a study published online July 24 in The Lancet.
High-quality studies evaluating nonoperative treatments for reducing discogenic low back pain are lacking, according to a review published in the July 15 issue of Spine.
Administrative data models can discriminate acute low back pain from nonacute cases in electronic medical records, according to a study published in the June 15 issue of Spine.
There is a significant association between certain easily identifiable criteria, including mechanism of injury and area of pain, and nonorganic low back pain among worker's compensation patients, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions, according to a study published online July 10 in Arthritis Care & Research.
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