My Joints Are Killing Me! Opioids vs. NSAIDs for Chronic Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 68
Chronic pain is a difficult but common problem in primary care. Patients are often desperate for any form of relief, and as a result, many are eventually started on opioid analgesics which can be associated with adverse effects. Is it worth it? Listen to this episode to learn about a recent randomized trial that compared opioid to non-opioid management of patients with chronic low back or hip pain or knee pain due to osteoarthritis.
Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD
Dr. Frank Domino: