Letters Chronic low back pain

Patient had chronic rather than acute pain

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7406.107 (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:107
  1. Paul J Watson, senior lecturer, pain management and rehabilitation ([email protected]),
  2. Beverley Collett, consultant in pain management
  1. University of Leicester, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Leicester LE5 4PW
  2. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW

    EDITOR–Several concerns arise from the 10-minute consultation on chronic back pain by Samanta et al.1 The case presented is that of a man with a two year history of chronic back pain. The advice given is in line with the suggested management of a person with acute back pain, not one with an exacerbation of a …

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