New clinical care standard for low back pain — a story of hope

Lauren Finestone

The new Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard aims to make sure patients with this common condition get the best outcomes.

Joe’s story — from tragedy...  Joe, a 35-year-old emergency services worker, first experienced back pain when lifting a hose over a fence. His doctor referred him for an MRI. That’s where things ‘went downhill’ for him. The words in the report scared him. His doctor said ‘it's not a bad back for a 60-year-old’. That seeded the idea he was ageing before his time. He started to protect his back by avo...

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