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Acupuncture, paracetamol ousted from back pain guidelines

The use of acupuncture and paracetamol for non-specific low back pain with or without sciatica is no longer recommended in UK guidelines. The draft guidance from the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness instead recommends exercise such as yoga or stretching as a first step towards managing low back pain. The guidelines also state that ...

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