In an article published Sunday in the Baltimore Sun, increasing concern over the outbreak of fungal meningitis–that’s sickened 419 people in 30 states and killed 30–is raising new questions about how health care professionals approach back pain treatment.The article raises concern about whether back pain sufferers have become too dependent on drugs and surgeries as quick cure–and whether these treatments even work in the long run. Additionally, the article references a position paper published by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) that criticizes the overuse of drugs to treat back pain. “While living in a society where we expect to live pain-free, America may now be convinced that there needs to be a safer way to address back pain, with chiropractic care becoming a preferred option,” states the foundation’s paper.
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