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Researchers warn of rise in use of ineffective anticonvulsants in back pain

Anticonvulsant medicines such as gabapentin are ineffective in chronic low back pain and sciatica and come with a high risk of adverse effects, a new Australian review shows. While anticonvulsants may have a role in neuropathic pain, there is high quality evidence that they are no better than placebo for the treatment of low back ...

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