Back pain: Myths/Facts
- Moving makes back worse ? It is essential to keep moving.
- Avoid exercises specially weight training ? Studies have found that continuing with exercises within pain limit can help you get your back better sooner – including using weights where appropriate.
- A scan will show exactly what is wrong ? Not everyone with back pain requires a scan- Even people without back pain have changes in their spine so scans can cause fear that influences behaviour, making the problem worse.
- Pain equals damage ? Modern physio takes a holistic approach that helps people understand why they are in pain.
- Pain in 5 minutes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLWntMDgFcs
- Complexity of pain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv6RPoVZx9M
- Tame the beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUzvSph7Z4
- Links for people living with pain: https://ppa.csp.org.uk/content/links-people-living-pain
- A scan is required to diagnose osteoarthrtis ? NICE recommends to diagnose osteoarthritis clinically without imaging in people who are 45 or over and have activity-related joint pain and have either no morning joint-related stiffness or morning stiffness that lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
- Exercise will further damage the joint ? In fact, exercises help to lubricate the joint and strengthen the muscles which eventually helps with symptoms of osteoarthritis.
- Recommendations | Osteoarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management | Guidance | NICE