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Research update: Is tapentadol different from classical opioids?

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson reviews the evidence of whether tapentadol is different from classical opioids

Research update: Underdiagnosis of osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson describes a retrospective analysis looking at the relatively high incidence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in patients with fragility fractures 

Is reassurance and advice as effective as paracetamol for relieving acute low back pain?

Pain expert Professor Harald Breivik discusses the reasons why paracetamol and NSAIDs are still valid options for treatment of acute low back pain

Slow adoption of the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain threatens patient quality of life

Professor Bart Morlion argues that clinical practice needs to synchronise with modern concepts of chronic pain, including multidisciplinary and multimodal approaches

Non-pharmacological treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain: benefits and drawbacks

Professor Suzanne McDonough considers the pros and cons of physical therapy, acupuncture and other non-pharmacological treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain

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