Concerted effort is needed to tackle health burden of sciatica and back painBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5172 (Published 20 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5172
- Jeremy C T Fairbank, orthopaedic spine surgeon1
- 1Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford OX3 7HE, UK
Martin Davies’s account of his experience of spinal injury is all too familiar to spine surgeons, reflecting the inadequacy of current NHS spinal services.1 I am sure Mr Davies would be happier if his intervention could have been discussed much sooner than it was, however poor the outcome.
Back pain has ranked top in two cycles …