5 tips for back pain care that will improve patient outcomes

These key areas of care will avoid unnecessary interventions and get your patients back in the game
Mature backache exam
Around seven million Australians have some form of musculoskeletal condition, which is a substantial burden on healthcare expenditure.

Low back pain is a significant global issue for both patients and the health system.

In Australia, it contributes to around one-third (31%) of the total burden of all musculoskeletal conditions, making it the most burdensome musculoskeletal complaint in 2011 (see figure 1).1