With the explosion of Apps in the market it is no wonder for most that there is an App readily available for nearly every ailment including back pain. A recent study, has concluded according to the article here, discovered that many of these Apps provide simple home remedies that either provide little or in some cases no relief. For all it is recommended by the author here that anyone experiencing pain or other ailments should still consult a doctor to get the correct information and what can be done to alleviate the problem.
- Smartphones have become the answer to almost everything and with it the creation of apps for our convenience. Some apps are aimed towards treatment of ailments or so they claim.
- University of Sydney researchers decided to test the effectiveness of 61 smartphones apps in the treatment of back pain.
- The researchers found many unfounded claims made throughout the various apps and few provided educational information which is important to medical treatment guideline recommendations.
“While smartphones apps claiming to treat ailments are making it easier to never have to leave one’s home for help, a recent study finds it still may be best to see an actual medical professional than to turn to our mobile devices for relief.”