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5 Questions to ask about using opioids for back pain or osteoarthritis

Patient guides to managing low back and osteoarthritis pain and opioid medicines

5 questions to ask opioids and back pain

It's important only to use opioids for the shortest possible time at the lowest possible dose.

This patient guide offers:

  • 5 questions to ask about pain and opioids for back pain and osteoarthritis
  • tips for taking opioids at home
  • a personal pain management plan.

The use of opioids in palliative care to manage symptoms of a life-limiting illness is not within scope of these resources.

5 questions to ask about using opioids for back pain.

5 Questions

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.

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