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BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 10 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1612
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    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 …

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