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Back pain is very common and affects most people at some point in their life. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and how to prevent it.
What causes back pain?
Information on causes of back pain, including activities that can trigger it, factors that increase the risk of developing back pain, and links to resources.
Back pain self-care
If you have back pain, there are things you can do to help manage the condition, including moving, using hot and cold treatments, and taking care at work.
A chiropractor is a health practitioner who manipulates joints. This article explains what chiropractors do, and questions you might ask.
Remedial massage aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. Learn what a remedial massage involves and where to find more information.
Back pain diagnosis and treatment
Find out how a doctor diagnoses the cause of back pain and how to treat it, including with pain relief medication, physical therapy, acupuncture and self-care.
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain in the back and legs. Understand how the pain develops and know some of the causes of sciatica.
Back injuries are very common, and often occur as a result of sudden movements, bumps, knocks or falls. Learn more about the signs of back injury and treatments.
G6PD deficiency, sometimes called 'favism', is a genetic disorder that causes red blood cells to break down when exposed to triggers. People with G6PD deficiency can live a healthy life.
Learn about things you can do to reduce your risk of work-related ill-health, and to use your time at work to boost your health.