Lower back pain being treated badly on a global scale, study says

Vast numbers of people receive high-tech interventions that actually worsen the condition

According to 3 recent studies published in the Lancet, treatments for lower back pain prescribed by doctors and specialists actually do more harm than good for the patients. Over 540 million people in the world suffer from lower back pain, which is the most common disability in the world. However, the solutions in modern medicine have never been very effective, and these recent studies show that what is usually recommended – surgery, injections, painkillers or bed rest, actually has more to do with profit and vested interests, rather than any real evidence that they work better than safer alternatives.

Major findings of new reports in the Lancet medical journal:

  1. Vast numbers of people are being harmed, not helped by surgery, injections and opioid painkillers
  2. MRI scans are counterproductive
  3. UK’s National Health Service advises doctors to promote physical exercise and not surgery
  4. These experts recommend a ‘positive health’ approach, which involves changing beliefs about back pain

YAPCHANKOR’s comment:

We have always known that conventional medicine’s methods for treating lower back pain – invasive steroid injections, cutting open the back to expose the spine to fix slipped discs or prescribing painkillers which only numb the pain signal, with little regard to the dangerous side effects,  were all less effective than thought. We see enough patients who seek us out after their failed treatments with doctors to know this. The fact that a major medical journal, The Lancet, has now published these studies affirms the limitations of current methods for treating lower back pain in conventional medical circles. Furthermore, the studies go further to claim that these surgeries and ineffective and harmful treatments are actually being pushed by the medical community for profit reasons.

Our treatment approach actually is more in line with what the experts in these studies recommend – a ‘positive health’ approach that is more holistic and also emphasises physical exercise. What the Lancet authors are not aware of, is that we also have an alternative medicine that has been used in the Chinese community for over 1,000 years that has been proven to work far more effectively for lower back pain.

The evidence of this currently is threefold:

  1. Objectively recorded case studies at YAPCHANKOR clinics by certified physiotherapists on the positive progress of lower back pain patients under our treatment
  2. HET-CAM studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of YAPCHANKOR’s herbal medicine formula
  3. Cell studies conducted by Monash University scientists on the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of our medicine

YAPCHANKOR will continue to further our mission to improve the way lower back pain and other pain conditions are treated with our medicine.

Read the full article here at the Guardian’s website: