A low-dose prescription of antidepressants could help alleviate back-related disability, a new study has found.

[HEALTH NEWS]  The trial, conducted by Monash University, found that participants on low-dose antidepressants had less back-related disability after 3 months, and less pain after 6 months of usage, compared to participants on the placebo treatment.

Lead author Dr Donna Urquhart said:

“Recent studies have shown that medications such as paracetamol, anti-inflammatories and narcotics don’t work for chronic low back pain, leaving physicians looking for alternatives.”

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