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Non-specific low back pain exists. You just don’t want to admit it

Non specific low back pain is often a diagnosis that clinicians might feel sheepish about. As if they have failed. As if acknowledging uncertainty is…

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Rapid response to a systematic review on spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain

A systematic review (1) on the benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for chronic low back pain (CLBP) was published in the British…

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Reconciling Spinal Flexion and Pain: We are all doomed to failure but perhaps it doesn’t matter

How is that for a title? A major concern of strength coaches, physiotherapists and other health care professionals is teaching people to NOT bend their…

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All you ever wanted to know about back pain

Both misunderstood and mismanaged, low back pain is a huge source of suffering for many people worldwide. Here’s the up-to-date knowledge on the condition and…

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What does the evidence tell us is the best exercise for back pain?

Lower back pain is a real BIG DEAL for a lot of people and with all the opinion and dogma that gets attached to various…

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Discs Don’t Slip DAMMIT

Intervertebral discs. The all-important mighty disc. The center of spine dysfunction. The bringer of pain. The elusive mystical creature that lives in your back and…

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