Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctor at New York Bone and Joint Specialists in NYC, was recently interviewed by HealthDay for a story which was published on CBS News. The story was regarding the use of acetaminophen and it’s ineffectiveness for low back pain and arthritis, according to a recent study.
The section of the story mentioning Dr. Shrikhande’s comments can be viewed here:
Dr. Allyson Shrikande is a physiatrist — an expert in physical rehabilitation — at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She said that there are also non-drug options for treating pain.
“Strengthening exercises have been shown to decrease pain in knee osteoarthritis,” Shrikande noted. “Physicians often prescribe Tylenol or other oral medications as first-line treatment, but perhaps an individually tailored physical therapy program should be tried prior to the use of Tylenol or other oral pain medications.”
The full article can be found HERE.