Back painBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7249.1612/a (Published 10 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1612
- Douglas Carnall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week two articles in the BMJ suggest that the amount of back pain experienced in Britain has increased, largely as a result of increased reporting of mild to moderate symptoms (pp 1552, 1577). Medicine is unlikely to have the answer: rather, patients will overcome their pain by modifying their behaviour.
Most people who overcome chronic back pain do so by …