Chronic back pain

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6964.1304a (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1304
  1. C E Pither
  1. Pain Management Unit, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH.

    EDITOR, - Michael I Jayson's editorial on the causes of chronic back pain is to be lauded for two reasons.1 Firstly, it emphasises the disparity between clinically demonstrable findings and subjective complaints of pain: the wider the acknowledgement that a minor abnormality evident in a scan or x ray film may be coincidental to the complaint of pain the …

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