Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain.
Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.
You may think you know what causes lower back pain, but you're probably wrong.
People seeing a doctor for low back pain are often told to take paracetamol. But a study published today shows the drug is ineffective for the condition and its prolonged use has harmful side effects.