Spinal Decompression Centre - Melbourne Australia

Avoid Opioid, Avoid Spinal Fusion

The five latest recommendations by the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists regarding Low Back Pain are:
1. Avoid prescribing opioids
2. Do not continue opioid prescription
3. Avoid prescribing pregabalin and gabapentin .
4. Do not prescribe benzodiazepines (ie: valium etc)
5. Do not refer for spinal fusion surgery.