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Human Studies

2020 Dec 01

Pain Med

Treatment of Neck Pain with Opioids in the Primary Care Setting: Trends and Geographic Variation.


Jami M, Marrache M, Puvanesarajah V, Raad M, Prasad N, Jain A
Pain Med. 2020 Dec 01.
PMID: 33260217.


Neck pain is a leading cause of years lived with disability and is often managed with opioid medications in primary care settings, though this is contraindicated by national guidelines. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of opioid prescription for neck pain at a primary care visit and to analyze the geographic variation and trends in opioid prescriptions between 2011 and 2017.