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Acetaminophen may do little for acute back pain
- By: Nancy Ferrari, Managing Director and Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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It is a popular form or exercise, but can cause great harm when done in the wrong way. Since it is known to cause injury, many people also think that running is one of the causes of how to strengthen lower back.
In the recent Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, Back Pain, there was no mention of Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)as an alternative. Why no mention of this technology that has been available for 30 yrs?
Apparently taking too much acetaminophen can seriously damage the liver. Do you know the daily dosage for safe use?
The current daily limit is four grams but an FDA advisory panel has recommended lowering it in the United States. Health Canada is also re-evaluating the evidence
A toxic dose for adults is generally considered between 7.5 and 10 grams, with the latter equivalent to roughly 30 regular-strength acetaminophen pills. Anyone who takes that much at once is probably attempting suicide — but it is also possible to hit 10 grams a day without realizing it.
Physicians will attest that the human body was not created to run marathons. Often, many men and women’s knees are terribly injured because they have jogged a great deal in the past. It is a popular form or exercise, but can cause great harm when done in the wrong way. Since it is known to cause injury, many people also think that running is one of the causes of how to strengthen lower back.
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