Front line musculoskeletal careBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3683 (Published 20 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3683
- Nicolas J Snelling, doctor1
- 1Royal United Hospital, Bath BA1 3NG, UK
Having trained as an osteopath and then as a doctor, I agree that training in medical school for the management of back pain is poor1 and that physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors could provide a useful service to the NHS because they spend much longer studying musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
However, these clinicians are trained …