Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain More Likely To Use Illicit Drugs

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When it comes to suffering from chronic low back pain, no one ever wants to think about or have to suffer through chronic low back pain at any particular point in their life. However suffering from chronic low back pain could cause some people to use illicit drugs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Undertreatment, insufficient treatment access, and cumbersome or vague regulations that impede treatment are among the factors keeping many people with chronic pain from finding adequate relief.
  • A study has found a combination of the pain drugs pregabalin and duloxetine to be more effective than monotherapy in relieving fibromyalgia pain.
  • The investigators conducted a single-center, randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of pregabalin (Lyrica, Pfizer) and duloxetine (Cymbalta, Lilly) with that of each drug individually, as well as with placebo
    Source: https://www.werecover.com/blog/cymbalta-withdrawal/

“Undertreatment, insufficient treatment access, and cumbersome or vague regulations that impede treatment are among the factors keeping many people with chronic pain from finding adequate relief.”

http://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/09-16/Adults-With-Chronic-Low-Back-Pain-More-Likely-To-Use-Illicit-Drugs/37769