Opioids no better than placebo for low back and neck pain: real-world trial

There was no significant difference in pain outcomes between those treated with opioids and placebo, found researchers.
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Given the criticism of the researchers’ conclusions, AusDoc would like to direct our readers to Dr Sue Iraci’s article outlining the study’s limitations.

Opioids should no longer be prescribed to patients with acute low back and neck pain, according to Australian researchers who found they were no more effective than placebo.