Last time I said I’d share with you some websites I rate in terms of quality LBP information.
Anyway, here they are:
Excellent website. Government department so independent (+ evidence based). Lots of helpful info about LBP, including treatments.
Health Center for Low Back Pain – Move Forward by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Great site – has LOTS of links to useful resources.
I really like this site. The author is obviously a clever cookie and he places a heavy emphasis on ‘science based’ material. One of the few private websites I’d recommend (definitely independent). I bought his tutorial on LBP after my own troubles started (jam packed with info!).
Wonderful explanation of LBP in layman’s terms. Also has a ‘practitioner’ page which is really good. Another solid site from the Brits – well done!
Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing
I guess this is kind of like the Australian Government’s version of the NHS Choices website, although less practical and with a heavier emphasis on statistics. Nice graphs!
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH) Low Back Pain Fact Sheet
Very detailed information sheet on LBP.
Better Health Channel
Another government site. Solid.
Beyond Mechanical Pain
I’ve put this one last only because it’s designed for health practitioners, not the general public. Its central theme is pain science which is 100% applicable to LBP. Probably going to be too heavy for someone without a background in the subject matter (jargon!), but if you’re really keen give the blog component a read. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m friends with the author of this site. But that doesn’t change the fact that Alison is one very smart person!