Journal article

The CANBACK trial: a randomised, controlled clinical trial of oral cannabidiol for people presenting to the emergency department with acute low back pain

Bronwyn Bebee, David M Taylor, Elyssia Bourke, Kimberley Pollack, Lian Foster, Michael Ching, Anselm Wong

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the analgesic efficacy and safety of single-dose oral cannabidiol (CBD) as an adjunct to standard care for patients presenting to an emergency department with acute low back pain. DESIGN: Randomised, double blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING: The tertiary emergency department of Austin Hospital, Melbourne. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who presented with acute, non-traumatic low back pain between 21 May 2018 and 13 June 2019. INTERVENTION: One hundred eligible patients were randomised to receiving 400 mg CBD or placebo in addition to standard emergency department analgesic medication. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain score two hours after administration of study age..

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