Paracetamol has no effect on Back pain
University of Sydney researchers have shown that Paracetamol is no more effective than placebo in relieving acute lower back pain. This was the first placebo-controlled trial looking specifically back pain. Associate Professor Christine Lin, of the George Institute, said “We were also surprised with the results, as we expected to see a difference, compared to placebo and also among patients who took paracetamol as required. What we were most surprised about was that for pain severity we did not see a difference at any time point.”
For most practitioners of complementary medicine this is hardly a surprise who have always advocated that paracetamol has little or no sustainable effects and have shown that CAM therapies have more effective long-term solutions.