12
Feb

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Over-treatment, and inappropriate treatment, of pain in athletes

Prof. Peter O’Sullivan recently discussed the over-treatment of athletes here. Recent cases such as the treatments for low back pain used by Tiger Woods have highlighted the emphasis on biomedical factors […]

28
Nov

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Helping people with more disabling low back pain

A few years ago, the Pain-Ed team published a randomised clinical trial showing that our approach can have a significant effect on pain and disability for people with low back […]

23
Nov

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Paracetamol for managing persistent pain

A recent study showed that paracetamol has little or no value in the management of two of the most common forms of persistent pain; spinal pain and osteoarthritis. This prompted the […]

30
Oct

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Podcast with Prof. Peter O’Sullivan regarding surgery for back pain in athletes

Surgery has increasingly been chosen as a treatment for back pain despite the poor outcomes associated with the intervention. Recently the story of Tiger Woods has raised the question of […]

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 […]