ACP, AAFP recommend NSAIDs as first-line therapy for non-low back pain

Physicians should encourage adults to use NSAIDs, particularly topical ones, to treat acute non-low back pain that stems from musculoskeletal injuries, according to a new guideline from the ACP and American Academy of Family Physicians.The organizations recommend against the use of opioids among most patients in this setting.Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 207 studies with 32,959 patients to evaluate pharmacological and nonpharmacological pain treatments using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system, which assesses pain (at 2 hours or lessRead More

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