Could counselling help you beat back pain?
The Telegraph recently interviewed our own David Rogers, Physiotherapist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Dave is an expert on back pain management and recently co-wrote a book with another of our experts, Dr Graeme Brown, entitled Back to Life (Vermilion £12.99).
The book brings together a large body of research that shows how thinking patterns affect back pain and different techniques that can help. It's a new way of managing back pain developed at our Trust and it's helping a lot of people. The Telegraph were interested to find out about how the treatment works and what impact it is having.
Physiotherapist David Rogers CREDIT: ANDREW CROWLEY
Whether it’s a niggling pain that won’t budge or a sudden twinge that becomes excruciating, back problems are a big deal. Among Britons, a staggering 10 million working days were lost to back pain in 2014 and 4.2 million of those were among those aged 50-64. Meanwhile, lower back pain is now the leading cause of disability in the world, affecting one in 10 people and increasing with age, according to a large study published in 2014 in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
Are you having issues with back pain?
If you're in pain and have tried everything with little success, why not ask your GP to refer you to our Functional Restoration Programme. Learn more here.