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Getting back on track: management of lower back pain

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Lower back pain is one of most common reasons for seeking medical advice or missing days at work and it often recurs. However, in most cases, it is not serious and can be managed at home.
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Montage of illustrations of the back pain infographic

Sources: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; Versus Arthritis; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Keele University; BackCare

Editorial advisers: Roger Knaggs, associate professor in clinical pharmacy practice at Nottingham University and vice president of the British Pain Society; Emma Davies, advanced pharmacy practitioner in pain management at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Infographics: Alisdair Macdonald

  • This article was amended on 27 March 2023 to correct Emma Davies’ affiliation
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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, December 2021, Vol 307, No 7956;307(7956)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.120522

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