Back pain: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management
Jennie Walker Clinical educator, Musculoskeletal and neurosciences, Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham
Back pain is a common problem that may have physical and psychosocial consequences for the patient if not managed effectively. Assessment should aim to identify any underlying pathology so that targeted treatment can be provided. The nurse has a central role in giving the patient information about managing pain and offering support and reassurance if pain persists.
Nursing Standard. 27, 14, 49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.12.27.14.49.c9478Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review