Harvard Health Letter
Your aching back: Try pill-free treatments first
News briefs Confused about how to treat lower back pain? New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommend pill-free therapies over medication. The guidelines, published online Feb. 14, 2017, by Annals of Internal Medicine, focus only on pain limited to the lower back — not the kind that radiates down the leg and causes weakness or numbness.