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The pharmacotherapy of non specific low back pain (NSLBP)

Brigitta Brandner and Lesley Bromley

in Back Pain

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609772
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0010

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

The pharmacotherapy of non specific low back pain (NSLBP)

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• 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 • Regular assessment of the effectiveness of the therapy is essential • Drugs not licensed for the use in NSLBP need informed consent.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Pain Medicine

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