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Chronic Pain

Whether taken regularly or as needed, acetaminophen for acute low-back pain was no more effective than placebo in a large randomized trial.
Acetaminophen is no more effective than placebo in acute low back pain, according to a study published online July 24 in The Lancet.
As it continues to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse, the US Food and Drug Administration today approved an extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesic designed to help chronic pain patients while curbing their ability to tamper with it.
Administrative data models can discriminate acute low back pain from nonacute cases in electronic medical records, according to a study published in the June 15 issue of Spine.
A telephone-delivered collaborate care management intervention, including automated symptom monitoring with an algorithm-guided stepped care approach to optimizing analgesics, can improve chronic musculoskeletal pain, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
For patients with shoulder disorders such as a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, melatonin may mediate nocturnal pain, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
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