Are stronger painkillers more always more effective for acute injury?

The stronger the pain killer the better the pain relief, right? This sounds logical doesn’t it but is it true? Here we will examine the effect of painkillers on acute musculoskeletal injury outside of back pain and discuss, are stronger painkillers more always more effective for acute injury?

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  • Busse, Jason W., et al. “Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back, Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials.” Annals of Internal Medicine 173.9 (2020): 730-738.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).