Do benzodiazepines have a role in chronic pain management?

@article{Dellemijn1994DoBH,
  title={Do benzodiazepines have a role in chronic pain management?},
  author={Paul L. I. Dellemijn and Howard L Fields},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1994},
  volume={57},
  pages={137-152}
}
Benzodiazepines (BDZs) are among the most frequently prescribed of all drugs. Although they are not considered to have an analgesic effect, many patients with chronic pain take BDZ for extended periods (e.g., Hollister et al. 1981; King and Strain 1990ab). In chronic pain patients BDZs are frequently used for insomnia (Pilowsky 1985; Atkinson 1988; King and Strain 199Oa). anxiety, and muscle tension (Hollister 1981; King and Strain 1990ab). Furthermore, there is evidence that BDZs can provide… CONTINUE READING
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