Opioids May Not Be Effective In Treating Low Back And Neck Pain, Study Finds
By Admin | July 02, 2023
Prescription opioids might not be as effective in treating lower back pain as perceived, a new study has found.
Lower back pain is a common issue that affects approximately 540 million people worldwide. In the United States, around 80 million workers, comprising 50% of the workforce, experience at least one episode of lower back pain each year.
According to the clinical guidelines of the North American Spine Society, when it comes to treating lower back pain, physicians are advised to exercise caution and restrict the use of opioids to a short duration. Opioid medications should be recommended only after other pharmacological treatments have proven ineffective or if the patient is unable to take alternative medications for personal reasons.
Despite there being "no evidence of their efficacy in reducing pain, opioid pain relievers are still...(More)
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