BOSTON (CBS) — Many people with chronic back pain request opioid pain killers like Oxycodone or Vicodin to control their back pain, but a recent analysis found those drugs don’t significantly improve back pain or disability.

A man receives treatment for back pain. (WBZ-TV)

A man receives treatment for back pain. (WBZ-TV)

Researchers say there are better ways to approach back pain, such as doing back exercises and staying active.

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