GP 'fostered patient dependency' on morphine injections

He claimed to treat chronic pain with opioid injections, spinal manipulation and acupuncture

A GP has been accused of fostering dependency when he administered morphine and tramadol injections before carrying out spinal manipulations on his patients.

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Dr Martyn Green, who is no longer registered, used a mix of opioid injections, acupuncture and spinal manipulations to treat patients with chronic pain over the course of two decades.

But the Professional Services Review found there was no clinical evidence to support his treatments and they were exacerbating the causes of patients’ pain.

It said his clinical notes were