“Anything you can do with these non-pharmaceuticals that can get you moving faster is going to get you better in the end,” says Press, who was not involved in developing the new guidelines.
“I hope this reinforces to physicians and patients that a lot of these non-pharmaceutical treatments can have a lot of success,” he tells Reuters Health.
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