Paracetamol ‘does not help back pain or arthritis’

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Paracetamol ‘does not help back pain or arthritis’

Paracetamol does not stop lower back pain or help the ache of arthritis and doctors should consider prescribing exercise instead, a major review has found.

The over-the-counter painkiller, which is taken by millions of people in Britain for back problems, was found to be no better than placebo.

In 2013 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) warned that continued use of paracetamol could lead to heart, kidney and intestinal problems, and recommended GPs only prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.

Exercise is a main factor in maintaining back health and minimizing pain.  But before you can exercise, joints need to be aligned to restore normal function.  If you exercise when your joint is out of position you will only do more damage.  Imagine if you cannot raise your arm up properly, if you try to do 101 exercise with this faulty movement pattern you will only do more damage.

This is why CHIROPRACTIC should be you first point of call for back and joint pain recovery.  Only chiropractors specialize in the ADJUSTMENT of the spine back to a normal position.  Others claim to do manipulation or joint ‘cracking’ – but this is not chiropractic.  Chiropractic is the only profession to do the ADJUSTMENT to restore function and nerve health.

You see, the body has IMMENSE NATURAL POWER that maintains life and health.  Health is not the absence of disease but balance.  Science calls this homeostasis; which simply means the body’s ability to maintain itself within a certain range.  With a strong system, illness and attack can be overcome; with a weak system you are prone to recurrent colds, headaches, infection, digestive problems, etc.

What maintains homeostasis? THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. When the brain is talking to the body it can send healing power to ward off disease.  Where is the nervous system?  In the SPINE.
CHIROPRACTIC treatments, by aligning the spine, ‘remove interference’ so that the brain can talk to the body.

If you would like to discuss your treatment options, or book an appointment call Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest on 02 9672 6892 or visit

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some information for this was source from: Telegraph UK