Limitations associated with managing chronic low back pain
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Limitations associated with managing chronic low back pain

Paul Beland Co-ordinator, Hospice at Home, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough, England

Non-specific chronic low back pain is an occupational hazard for nurses. It may result in persistent and disabling pain for some people. There are many techniques for investigating, assessing and treating chronic low back pain. However, research to support some of these interventions and the assumptions that underlie them is limited. Interventions that may be beneficial are not always available to those who need them. Changes to service provision are required to rectify this situation and provide effective treatment for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain.

Nursing Standard. 30, 34, 41-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.34.41.s46


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Received: 14 November 2014

Accepted: 30 July 2015