Common painkiller may not ease lower back pain or osteoarthritis

April 8, 2015 7:42 PM

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Common painkiller may not ease lower back pain or osteoarthritis

(Reuters Health) - People with lower back pain or aching hips or knees might not get much relief from the painkiller paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen), a review of past research suggests.

"Our systematic review found that paracetamol is ineffective for patients with low back pain and only provides negligible benefits for patients with lower limb osteoarthritis," said lead study author Gustavo Machado, a researcher at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia.

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