Back pain affects a large proportion of the population. It can impact on an individual's ability to function and on their quality of life, and can also incur significant economic, NHS and personal costs. The approach to the treatment of back pain has undergone significant changes in the past 10 years. Current guidelines emphasize the importance of maintaining activity and support the role of analgesics in facilitating active rehabilitation. There is evidence that many patients with chronic conditions do not use medication in the way they were prescribed. Fears associated with analgesics may compound this in those experiencing pain.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2008|
- back pain