Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Low Back Pain: An Updated Cochrane Review

Roelofs, Pepijn D. D. M; Deyo, Rick A; Koes, Bart W; Scholten, Rob J. P. M; van Tulder, Maurits W.

In an updated systematic review, the efficacy of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs was assessed for the treatment of low back pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are effective for short-term symptomatic relief in patients with acute and chronic low back pain without sciatica. However, effect sizes are small. Different types of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were equally effective.

Spine,    33(16), 1766-1774

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