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Can opioids be used to treat back pain?

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Opioids can be addictive and their use on a long term basis should be avoided unless a definite cause of back pain related to an injury or a disease can be established. Even then, they must be cautiously used and under the close supervision of a physician.

From: Back Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

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