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P-60 Tramadol, paracetamol and lidocaine 5% medicated plasters as a treatment of neck and low back pain in amateur athletes
  1. N Ch Syrmos1,2,
  2. N Haftouras1,
  3. Sanidas V1
  1. 1Neurosurgey Division -General Hospital of Volos, Volos, Greece
  2. 2Department of Physical Activity and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece


Aim Aim of the study was to investigate and to evaluate the clinical effects, the safety and the efficacy, of the combination of tramadol, paracetamol and lidocaine 5% medicated plasters in cases with neck and low back pain in amateur athletes .

Materials and Methods-This retrospective study included 10 amateur athletes suffering from low back and neck pain:

  • 1 basketball player (10%)

  • 2 football (soccer) players (20%)

  • 1 volleyball player (10%)

  • 1 tennis player (10%)

  • 1 handball player (10%)

  • 1 boxer athlete (10%)

  • 1 swimmer (10%)

  • 1 runner (200 metres) (10%)

  • 1 beach volleyball player (10%)

10 amateur athletes enrolled in this study (5 Female-50%, 5 Male −50%, with a mean age of 24 years, range 19-29 years) were treated with an oral intake (Tramadol 37.5mg/Paracetamol 325mg tablets) of 3 times daily for as much as 14 days(2 weeks) plus use per day plasters contains 700 mg (5% w/w) lidocaine.

Results 8 patients report satisfied results and only 2 patients poor results

Conclusions Further studies are warranted but seems that this therapy is safe and effective. Spine disorders in athletes, such as neck and low back pain are conditions that needs accurate evaluation and approach.

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