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- 21 December 2018
Gaming for chronic low back pain management
People with chronic non-specific low back pain are encouraged to exercise. But can gaming-based exercise (‘exergaming’) be considered exercise for chronic low back pain? Find out about some recent studies.
- 11 December 2018
Basic education just as good as intensive education for low back pain
Education should be provided for all patients with acute non-specific low back pain. A recent Australian study investigated ‘How much education?’ The evidence shows that more is not better. Find out more about the study.
- 7 November 2018
GP survey results: COPD medicines and inhalers
Has management of COPD in general practice changed?
- 24 October 2018
Gabapentinoid misuse: a growing problem
Pregabalin and gabapentin (gabapentinoids), traditionally used to treat epilepsy, have increasingly been prescribed for pain. Now concerns are rising about risk of harms and misuse with these medicines
- 16 October 2018
Patient-centred, pragmatic prescribing for acute non-specific low back pain
Low back pain mostly resolves after 4–6 weeks with simple treatments but patients may expect imaging and medicines that can be unnecessary and even harmful. Read more on ways to manage this difficult situation.
- 16 October 2018
Why tackle acute non-specific low back pain now?
Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in Australia and many patients are not being treated appropriately. Find out more about this NPS MedicineWise program
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