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Lower back pain and sciatica

Lower back pain and sciatica

From this pharmacy CPD module on lower back pain and sciatica you will learn about:

  • What conditions can cause lower back pain and when patients should be referred
  • How non-specific lower back pain is assessed and managed
  • How pharmacists and their staff can support patients with this symptom
  • How sciatica is recognised and treated

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

The ageing population is often cited as a reason for the NHS’s financial woes, and lower back pain is a prime example of why this is true: disability due to the symptom has increased by more than 50% worldwide in less than 30 years, making it the leading global cause of disability.

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