Antibiotics Can Help Back Pain Caused By Bacteria

Rashad Trabulsi

Rashad TrabulsiI found an interesting story in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette that talks about antibiotics and how they can help relieve back pain caused by bacterial infections. According to the article, “a discovery by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark, confirmed by a trial in Britain, offers the prospect of relief for millions who suffer from chronic low back pain.” Danish scientists published two papers that reported at least 20 percent and potentially 40 percent of all chronic low back pain is caused by bacterial infections. One of Britain’s leading spine surgeons says the discovery is remarkable and one of the biggest of his professional career. The potential for almost half of all spinal surgeries being replaced by antibiotics will change the game.

In a trial run with the antibiotics, 73.5 percent of patients said they were experiencing pain. After taking the course of antibiotics, only 19.5 percent of people were experiencing continued…

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