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J Fam Pract. 2015 Sep;64(9):584-5.

Clinical Inquiry: How effective are opioids for chronic low back pain?

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1
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO, USA.
2
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and Department of Family Medicine, Madison, WI, USA.
3
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.

Abstract

Short-term (<4 months) treatment with opioids provides modest relief of chronic low back pain, but only minimal improvement in function compared with placebo.

PMID:
26546957
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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