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Advances with analgesics and NSAIDs for the treatment of spinal disorders

Published inBaillière's best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 105-121
Publication date2002

One of the major developments with regard to chronic non-malignant pain in these last few years has been a better understanding of the mechanisms that act to maintain pain, while inferences about the pathophysiology have facilitated therapeutic decision-making. This chapter reviews the strength of evidence for the therapeutic effect of pharmacological symptomatic approaches using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, opioids and co-analgesics in acute and chronic back pain with an emphasis on the results of randomized controlled trials as well as on the need for long-term comparative trials of drug efficacy, toxicity and compliance.

  • Acute Disease
  • Analgesics/therapeutic use
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use
  • Back Pain/drug therapy/etiology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Spinal Diseases/complications/drug therapy
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DESMEULES, Jules Alexandre et al. Advances with analgesics and NSAIDs for the treatment of spinal disorders. In: Baillière’s best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology, 2002, vol. 16, n° 1, p. 105–121. doi: 10.1053/berh.2002.0209
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ISSN of the journal1521-6942

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