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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Back pain – separating fact from fiction

Prof Peter O’Sullivan – and a range of patients he met at workshops in London – discuss some of the widely held myths about back pain which negatively impact on […]


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Myths about pain and ageing

It is commonly believed that pain is an inevitable part of getting older and that there is nothing to do about it except grit your teeth and deal with it. […]