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The pharmacotherapy of non specific low back pain (NSLBP) 

The pharmacotherapy of non specific low back pain (NSLBP)
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The pharmacotherapy of non specific low back pain (NSLBP)
Author(s):

Brigitta Brandner

and Lesley Bromley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0010
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date: 24 August 2019

Analgesic drugs form one part of the management of back pain

Paracetamol is the first medication option

NSAIDs and/or weak opiods are recommended if paracetamol provides insufficient pain relief

Strong opiates may only be used for severe pain

Longer term use of strong opiates should be managed in specialist centres...

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