Pain Relief Is More Important than Mobility, Say People with Low Back Pain
If you live with low back pain, you may not be surprised by a new study in Neurology that suggests that pain relief is more important than improved mobility. Physical suffering, researchers found in a survey, disrupts people’s quality of life more than limited movement.
This finding may change the way clinical trials of painkillers are conducted, as well as how doctors treat people with chronic pain, the researchers say.
Effective pain relief is likely to influence mobility, the researchers acknowledged. So a treatment that reduces a person’s pain might also enable them to walk farther. But since pain is only one of many factors that can affect function—others may include fatigue, motivation, other medical problems, or the availability of a caregiver—there’s no guarantee that an effective painkiller will also significantly improve mobility.
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