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Use low-dose tricyclic instead of opioid for low back pain: Monash researchers

Low-dose tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) should be used instead of opioids for low back pain in an effort to avoid a US-style prescription opioid crisis, Australian researchers say The first major randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a low-dose TCA in low back pain found that it had modest beneficial effects on pain and disability, sufficient to ...

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