Study: Opioids Not Effective Treatment for Sciatica

An assessment of 270 studies by the National Health Service in the U.K. found opioids are not effective for treating sciatica, even though they are widely used, according to a Pulse report.

The review found surgery, epidural steroid injections and non-opioid drugs, including NSAIDs, muscle relaxants and amitriptyline, appeared to be best treatments.

Related Articles on Pain Management:
Titanium Debris from Artificial Joints May Trigger Painful Inflammation
More Than One Third of Women With Breast Cancer Live With Pain
Exercise May Improve Memory in Fibromyalgia Patients

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Podcast