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Someone told me glucosamine might be helpful for back pain - is that true?

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Although glucosamine may help with osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, there is not enough evidence to suggest glucosamine is helpful for osteoarthritis-related back pain. More about this and other uses of glucosamine, plus our tests of popular products, is found in the Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health >>

Also see the Encyclopedia article about Back Pain.

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This CL Answer initially posted on 5/23/2015. Last updated 8/3/2017.

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