INFORMATION SOURCES FOR SPINE PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Back pain is common. In the absence of ‘red flags’ there is no need to see a health care professional.
Hands on contact and interventional treatment is currently suspended for all except emergency and urgent care.
A quick and reassuring read about Back Pain. Google ‘The Back Book pdf ’ download the PDF, free!
EUROSPINE Patient Line.
In ‘Patient Line’ there are some very reassuring items regarding many spinal disorders. www.eurospinepatientline.org/
British Association of Spine Surgeons.
Information on treatment and consent issues for surgical conditions. http://www.spinesurgeons.ac.uk/patients-area
The National Institute for Clinical Guidance N.I.C.E. NG59
This is the science, on what are effective and non-effective treatments sciatica. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59
How pain can affect you. This short animation is by an Australian pain Professor. www.tamethebeast.org/
The Pain Toolkit
A quality resource to assist in self-management of disabling pain. https://www.paintoolkit.org/
Courtesy of Pete Moore
Exercises and exercising