BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7134 (Published 22 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7134
  1. Rokhsareh Elledge, foundation year 1 doctor,
  2. Varadarajan Baskar, consultant physician
  1. 1Wolverhampton Diabetes Centre, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
  1. varadarajan.baskar{at}nhs.net

Back pain can affect a third of the UK adult population and a serious underlying pathology exists in 1%. An 81 year old man …

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