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Acetaminophen may not help low back pain

The first advice you are likely to get if you have low back pain is "take a Tylenol." However a study published July 24, 2014, online by the journal Lancet indicates that you might do just as well without Tylenol, Panadol, or any of the other pain relievers containing acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen has long been recommended as first-line treatment for low back pain, but there wasn't much research to indicate how well it worked

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