Hickey Combs PLC provides legal services, representation, defense, advice, and consulting services regarding workers’ disability compensation and related matters. The principals of Hickey Combs PLC, Leonard M. Hickey and John B. Combs, have combined practice experience of over 50 years in representing and defending employers, insurers, and claims administrators throughout the State of Michigan. Mr. Hickey and Mr. Combs are experienced trial lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Hickey its highest rating, “AV.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 03:23
Subject: Efficacy of Treating Chronic Low Back Pain With Opioid Analgesics
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The results of research summarized in an article in JAMA Internal Medicine, “Avoiding Opioid Analgesics for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain”, by Jane C Balantyne, MD, FRCA, suggest what many involved with work related back injuries have suspected for some time. The article concludes that, for people with chronic low back pain, “opioid analgesics provide modest short-term pain relief but the effect is not likely to be clinically important within guideline recommended doses.” (Emphasis added.) The article goes on to note that “[e]vidence on long-term efficacy is lacking.”
If you are interested in reading more, the link for the article is: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2528194.
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Len Hickey and John Combs
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 19:44