Poll: Doctors Are Still Prescribing Lots Of Opioids For Low Back Pain

Chart: Participants were much more likely to say the pain got better or went away if they made $50,000 a year or more.

More than half of Americans suffer lower back pain each year, the latest NPR/Truven Health Analytics survey finds. And they’re often not going for treatments recommended as safest and most effective.

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