Use Low Dose NSAIDs To Treat Pain Due to Acute Injuries

You'll get questions about how to treat pain in the ED due to work-related or other acute injuries...sprains, back injuries, etc.

It's tempting to send patients home on opioids...due to misconceptions that opioids are more effective than NSAIDs...or that NSAIDs may delay healing.

But NSAIDs work as well as opioids for most acute injuries...and there's no proof that they delay healing.

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