Useful information for patients

 

This has some useful tips and topics on back pain and many other health issues. Look under the A-Z of health , B for BACK PAIN

 

A VIDEO ON SOME OF THE COMMON TOPICS REGARDING BACK PAIN

BACK PAIN   YOUR CHOICES

 

 

The BBC is an information source we all trust. This Case Notes program is all about the benefits of multidisciplinary programs for back pain.

The recent scientific avidence suggests that these intensive courses are as helpful as surgery for back pain. Many of the messages in this broadcast are very helpful and reassurring even if your back pain is not too bad. Some of the ideas and concepts will help you understand the obstacles to recovery. The message is clear and will help you to help yourself. Click on this link to the BBCwebsite on Case Notes. The last 5 minutes may be of particular interest.

CASE NOTES 

 

 

 

 
Good information covering the spectrum of available treatments. The emphasis is on patients helping patients and self care and awareness. They have a broad range of useful publications.


This is the Spine Society of Europe website. In the patient line quality information for patients in different languages is available. It also gives a range of opinions of the surgeons across Europe.

This scoliosis information source has been highly rated by doctors and patients

 

 

 

Specifically useful for those with a long term disability from back pain

 

The Neuropathy Trust


Information and resources for patients with nerve pain, particularly that radiating into a limb.

FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION PROGRAMS

These are multidisciplinary intensive programs that return patients to doining what they want. They usually involve a moianly physical exercise and fitness course with education and sopme cognitive behavioural therapy aimed at improveing coping strategies. A 'boot camp ' for backs. They are available in many NHS facilities. A private sector website that outlines what is availble is

 

 

Other Sites

This is a useful site for patients who have had polio and may have on going consequences of it.

 

 

BOOKS


LOWER BACK

 

 The Back Book
The Stationary Office                     Tel 0870 600 5522    ISBN  011 322312 9                        £1.25

Your Back Operation
The Stationary Office  Tel 0870 600 5522                     £3.50    

ISBN  011 7035459

Treat your own Back
Author McKenzie R
Publisher Orthopaedic physical therapy Products, Spinal publications Ltd
New Zealand
ISBN 095 77466 1
£8.99

Pilates Back Book
Author Lynne Robinson
Publisher Pan
ISBN 033 0483110
£9.99    

 

NECK PAIN

The Neck Book
The Stationary Office 
Tel 0870 600 5522
ISBN 011 7033219                                           

The Whiplash Book
The Stationary Office 
Tel 0870 600 5522
ISBN 011 702862 2           £2.50                      

Treat your own Neck
Author McKenzie R
Publisher Orthopaedic physical therapy Products, Spinal publications Ltd
New Zealand
ISBN 0473002094
£8.99