By Richard Lenti
For the millions of people who suffer from chronic back pain, relief may soon come in the form of antibiotics, bringing an end to the suffering and offering a simpler, cheaper option than surgery.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Birmingham, England, report in the European Spine Journal that as many as 40% of patients with a specific type of back pain associated with a slipped disc may be helped by the antibiotic amoxicillin clavulanate (Bioclavid).
Scientists discovered that the back pain in question is caused by a bacterial infection associated with acne. Although primarily found on the skin, the bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) is also found in the mouth where it can be pushed into the circulation by tooth brushing.
Read more at National Pain Report.
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