chronic lower back pain, opioid use, non-opioid treatment
Opioid use is an epidemic in the US costing millions annually. Chronic lower-back pain (CLBP) affects people world-wide and is frequently treated with opioids long-term. Long-term opioid use leads to negative health related consequences, increased risk for depression, negative unintended opioid related side-effects, overdose, and death. The purpose of this article is threefold: 1) to educate PCP on the complexities of CP and negative implications of opioid treatment for CLBP while illuminating the benefits of non-opioid management, 2) to review non-opioid treatment methods for CLBP to eliminate opioids, and 3) to construct feasible options for treating CLBP without opioids.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hobbs, Tyler and Winters, Blaine, "Eliminating Opioid Use in the Treatment of Chronic Lower-Back Pain" (2018). Student Publications. 229.
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