Source:The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of FP (AAFP)
Acute PainNon-Low Back and Musculoskeletal Injuries
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This guideline provides clinical recommendations on nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non–low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adults in the outpatient setting. The guidance is based on current best available evidence about benefits and harms, taken in the context of costs and patient values and preferences. This guideline does not address noninvasive treatment of low back pain, which is covered by a separate ACP guideline that has also been endorsed by AAFP.

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