Overview of back pain and its future management

Roman Cregg, Sam Chong and Andrew Souter

in Back Pain

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609772
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740886 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Overview of back pain and its future management

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• Geographic and specialty-biased inconsistency in the management of non-specific back pain is a reflection of the inadequate available evidence and a lack of service planning • Comprehensive evidence-based multidisciplinary care bundles for the treatment of back pain are in development • More emphasis will be put on patient self-management • Information should be provided about options available locally and nationally • Earlier access to pain management programmes and multidisciplinary care for back pain should be provided at a local level • With advances in basic and translational research, more personalized approach to risk stratification, disease development monitoring and treatment are likely to be considered in the future • The introduction of NICE guidelines in 2009 for the management of non-specific low back pain proved controversial; the British Pain Society recommended that they be withdrawn.

Chapter.  1794 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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