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November 6, 2019

BMJ Open: “CONCLUSIONS: Initial visits to chiropractors or physical therapists is associated with substantially decreased early and long-term use of opioids. “

by Editor-In-Chief
2019 Sep 20;9(9):e028633. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028633.

Observational retrospective study of the association of initial healthcare provider for new-onset low back pain with early and long-term opioid use.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study examined the association of initial provider treatment with early and long-term opioid use in a national sample of patients with new-onset low back pain (LBP).

DESIGN:

A retrospective cohort study of patients with new-onset LBP from 2008 to 2013.

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SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31542740

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