Opioids are a poor choice in chronic back painBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7586.179-b (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:179
Opioids such as codeine and oxycodone are common treatments for chronic back pain, but a systematic review and meta-analysis found little evidence that they work⇑. The authors found 15 studies looking at effectiveness. Six of them compared an …
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