First response to back pain not medication, study says

CBS Evening News—February 13, 2017

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley reports on new guidelines from the American College of Physicians which state that first-line therapy should be non-drug treatments for people experiencing chronic lower back pain.

Hospital for Special Surgery physical therapist Dana Rose, PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA, demonstrated some moves to bring relief. 

"By activating and using your core muscles, that should lessen the load through our joints to help minimize back pain," Dana said.

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