Comparison of pregabalin & opioids for chronic low back pain in elderly patients
Pharmacological management of chronic low back pain in older patients: a randomized controlled trial of the effect of pregabalin and opioid administrationEur Spine J. 2015 Jun;24(6):1309-17
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65 elderly patients with chronic low back pain were randomly treated with either pregabalin or tramadol/acetaminophen for 4 weeks. The purpose was to compare the efficacy of these treatments on neuropathic pain. Results indicated similar rate of effectiveness in each cohort. Pregabalin displayed a significant effect on pain scores regardless whether patients presented with neuropathic pain or not,...
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