Chronic back pain might possibly be one of the most pedestrian and yet most challenging conditions for doctors to treat. Many situations in medicine prompt debate and disagreement but few get more heated than the treatment of back pain, which has a lot to do with the fact that the vast majority of patients should not be managed in hospital but in the community setting and the most valuable interventions aren’t medical but rather primary prevention, lifestyle and exercise.

Source: What can doctors do for your back pain? Not as much as you can – Ranjana Srivastava – The Guardian