back pain

Are non-opioid therapies more desirable than opioids for chronic pain?A new study from researchers from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has interesting findings.
Study questions use of paracetamol for lower back pain and osteoarthritisParacetamol is ineffective in reducing pain, disability or improving quality of life for patients who suffer from low back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and its use may affect the liver, according to a study published BMJ.
Paracetamol doesn’t speed recovery from acute low back pain: StudyParacetamol did not improve recovery time for people with low back pain, compared to placebo, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Physicians have gotten worse at following clinical guidelines on routine back pain, JAMA study showsComparing data from 2000 to 2010, researchers found that over that time physicians prescribed more narcotics, made more referrals to other physicians and used more imaging procedures such as CT and MRI for patient visits involving routine back pain.
Long-term high-dose opioids for pain can result in EDMen using long-term, high dose prescription opioids for back pain were about 50% more likely to be using medications for erectile dysfunction than men with back pain who were not using opioids, according to a study published in a recent issue of Spine.
Low back pain may be difficult to self-manage, study saysSelf-management has small effects on pain and disability in people with low back pain, according to a study published online in Arthritis Care & Research.