Things have gotta change: back pain and why our thinking is all wrong

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

When it comes to back pain, we don't have the right vocabulary - and we need it. The right words can inform the correct way of thinking.

How familiar are the words back pain, thrown back, slipped disc or disc bulge? They’re probably well known to most of us. Back pain is common – very common. We all like to understand what our pain is caused by, so we seek to attach medical terminology to the problems we experience. But what about the words “psychosocial factors”? Are they just as familiar? If your answer is no, don’t fret. You’re not alon...

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Published 25 May, 2009