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Antibiotics for back pain reality check 

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This is great! A nicely written reality check on the antibiotics for back pain hype, from PubMed. Great stuff.

Back pain is one of the richest myth mines in all of medicine. An extremely common, often serious, and usually mysterious pain problem = absolutely maximum fertility for bullshit to grow in. There are a great many books about low back pain, and many are garbage, selling snake oil and hype and false hope instead of good information. There are also some fine myth-busting books about low back pain … and mine is one of them.

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