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Back pain and antibiotics

Danish researchers have found that treating chronic low back pain patients with antibiotics for 100 days produced highly significant improvements. 

This double blind randomised controlled trial investigated the efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients who had experienced low back pain for longer than six months and had bone oedema also.

To read our summary of the paper click pdf here