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Many cases of lower back pain are best managed through education, exercise and manual treatment. (Shutterstock)

Back pain? A physiotherapist may offer the most effective treatment, if you can afford it

The over-medicalization of back pain is a global concern. New research in Canada shows that people with lower income as well as rural and remote dwellers are less likely to access physiotherapy care.
Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels. from www.shutterstock.com

Does osteopathy work?

There’s some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
Most people with low back pain aren’t getting the most effective treatment. from shutterstock.com

The guidelines on low back pain are clear: drugs and surgery should be the last resort

A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
Most doctors and nurses agree exercise is beneficial but don’t routinely prescribe exercise as part of their patients’ cancer treatment plan. Photo credit: Exercise Oncology Team at Australian Catholic University

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.

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