Low back pain: A call to action answered at NWHSU

NWHSU | April 03, 2018

A call to action by one of the world’s leading medical journals is raising awareness and understanding about low back pain as a public health crisis.

A call to action by one of the world’s leading medical journals is raising awareness and understanding about low back pain as a public health crisis. Northwestern Health Sciences University commends this initiative and commits to contributing to improved understanding and treatment through its recognized leadership role on low back pain issues. NWHSU offers knowledge and direct patient treatment through chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture and other disciplines that compose its curricular, research, clinical and professional support programs.

Full report:
Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States and worldwide. Calling attention to this serious public health issue was the impetus for a series of three research-based articles published in The Lancet, one of the world’s most respected medical journals. The series concludes that reports of low back pain are growing in our country and around the world, driven in part by aging and lifestyle factors, and that health professionals are not doing enough to treat it—or are relying on ineffective and dangerous treatments that can make patients’ lives worse.

Continue reading the full report here: Low back pain: A call to action answered at NWHSU

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