This Week in Research
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 02:43 PM

Many of you have already seen this study from the Lancet which showed that Tylenol did no better than a placebo for acute back pain. Here are some other studies showing that surgery is not better than conservative care in the long run.

Acetemenophen has been one of the first lines of defense for acute LBP for the Medical profession.

Here are three studies which show that surgery, in the long run, does no better than conservative care for lower back disc herniation.
This one followed patients for 8 years.

So the research does seem to suggest that for a herniated lumbar disc patients will get better faster than conservative care but when followed for several years there does not seem to be much more improvement between the surgical and non surgical group.