Tuesday, May 7, 2013

4 In 10 Cases Of Back Pain And 8 In 10 With Herniated Disc And Swelling Are Bacterial Infections That Improve With Antibiotics

Posted by Milton Recht:

From Bloomberg, "Antibiotics May Relieve Chronic Lower Back Pain Cases" by Andrea Gerlin:
As many as four in 10 cases of chronic lower back pain are probably caused by bacteria, and treatment with antibiotics may cure them, a study showed.

As many as 80 percent of the participants with persistent back pain following a herniated disc and swelling in the spine reported an improvement after taking antibiotics three times daily for 100 days, Danish scientists wrote in research published by the European Spine Journal.
The findings support previous research that has linked some cases of chronic back pain to bacterial infection.

1 comment :

  1. When I got injured I had to find a local Salt Lake City chiropractor to treat my injured back. They did recommend that I get antibiotics to held ease the pain that was building up in my back.