NICE guidelines for Low Back Pain published

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organization responsible for providing national guidance in Great Britain on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. Their guidelines are drawn from the best and most up to date research
In May 2009 NICE issued evidence based guidance on the treatment of persistent or recurrent low back pain which has been present for more than 6 weeks, but less then 12 months.
Every year 1 in 3 adults in the UK will suffer with low back pain
Some of the key recommendations of the NICE guideline are:
· Get advice and information to promote self management of back problems
· Continue with normal activity as far as possible
· Stay physically active and exercise

The Physiobench back pain and sciatica page has a wealth of articles to help you to look after your spine and to self manage back pain.
Read the full NICE guideline on low back pain, guideline CG88 on the NICE website

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    Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

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