Almost everyone experiences low back pain at some point in their lives. Acute low back pain usually gets better with time, and there are simple things people can do at home to help manage pain and get back to normal activities. To help people with acute low back pain understand these strategies, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Acute Low Back Pain: Managing Your Pain through Self-Care.
Posted in Back Care Programs, Orthopedic Programs
Tagged acetaminophen, acupuncture, acute low back pain, exercise therapy, lower back pain, massage therapy, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers, NSAIDs, pain relievers, spinal manipulation
Osteoarthritis of the knee may cause limited mobility and difficulty performing daily tasks. To help people understand the available treatment options and determine which treatment is best for them, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Treatment Choices for Knee Osteoarthritis.
Posted in Orthopedic Programs
Tagged acetaminophen, arthroscopy, chondroitin, corticosteroids, exercise therapy, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, knee arthritis, knee replacement, NSAIDs, osteoarthritis, osteotomy, physical therapy, Shared Decision-Making® programs