In a pilot study, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina administered N-Acetylcysteine to spinal surgery patients during surgery, in conjunction with standard pain surgical treatments. Their study, published in “Pain Management” reported that spinal surgery patients had lower pain scores and asked for fewer opioids after surgery than patients given placebos. Keep reading to learn what else they discovered and about their plans to learn whether the findings can be translated to other surgical procedures.
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