Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by Frances Bloomfield
Researchers from the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center presented the results of their study on opioid use. They found that prescribing opioids to patients recovering from acute traumatic spinal cord injuries may worsen their pain in the immediate future.
In spite of the results, the researchers stated that they couldn’t conclusively declare a direct connection between opioids and worsened pain. Thus, they plan to carry out further prospective studies to assess and establish this association.
“PAIN RELIEF NOW, MORE PAIN LATER?” Newswise = Smart News Connection, 12 Feb. 2018, www.newswise.com/articles/pain-relief-now,-more-pain-later?