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15 Apr

Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE recommendations

The BMJ has published an infographic giving a brief overview of updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations for the assessment and management of low back pain and sciatica [1]. Accompanying a neat summary of the NICE recommendations, this infographic illustrates the pathway that a person with low back pain will undertake when […]

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07 Apr

Neurophysiology of pain

Pain is an emotional experience that everyone would encounter in life. Unlike parameters such as body temperature and heart rate, pain is an abstract concept that cannot be objectively measured; it is greatly influenced by factors such as age, gender, preexisting medical conditions, social and cultural norms (Strong et al, 2002, p. 4). For instance […]

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