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What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like?

Lauren Finestone

Concerns about the lack of quality of care for musculoskeletal pain conditions led researchers to see if they could identify one set of recommendations for the best practice care of a range of those conditions. They identified 11 recommendations.

There are some common problems when it comes to taking care of people with musculoskeletal pain. There’s the overuse of imaging and surgery, even though these can be harmful and aren't always necessary. There’s the unnecessary prescribing of opioids for musculoskeletal pain, which is not always helpful and can also lead to harm. And some healthcare providers don't give patients enough advice and education about how to s...

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Published 17 May, 2023