17
Oct

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Can we reduce the use of imaging for low-back pain?

Guidelines for the treatment of low back pain advise against routinely referring patients for imaging. However, in the past two decades the number of patients referred for imaging continues to […]

09
Oct

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An update of stabilisation exercises for low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

A commonly believed, yet widely disputed, explanation for the development and maintenance of low back pain (LBP) is dysfunction with the activation of certain trunk stabilisation muscles. Consequently, one of […]

01
Jul

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Pain and Injury in Dancers

Dancers report a high level of pain and/or injury. While research in non-dance populations has shown that pain involves not just physical (e.g. strength) and anatomical (e.g. tissue sprain) factors, […]

12
Jun

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Patients think the back is “Easy to Harm, Hard to Heal”

People who have back pain may view their back negatively and consequently focus on information which confirms their negative beliefs. In this qualitative study by Ben Darlow and colleagues from the […]

08
Jun

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What about my protruding or bulging disc?

It is one of the most infamous parts of the body as it is frequently blamed for severe and unpleasant low back pain (LBP). However, as discussed previously here, there is no evidence that […]