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Name  Back Pain
Related to/Also known as  see also Pain, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Symptoms
Most cases of back pain are caused by strains and minor injuries, rather than more serious causes
Types
  • neck pain 
  • whiplash
  • shoulder pain 
  • frozen shoulder
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • slipped disc
  • sciatica
Useful national contacts BackCare
Link opens in new window www.backcare.org.uk
Arthritis Care
Link opens in new window www.arthritiscare.org.uk
Helpline 0845 130 2704
General enquiries 020 8977 5474
Arthritis Research UK
enquiries@arthritisresearchuk.org
Tel. 0300 790 0400

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
Link opens in new window www.nass.co.uk
Tel. 020 8948 9117
Email nass@nass.co.uk
Online resources New guidelines on lower back pain and sciatica (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, November 2016)
Link opens in new window www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59
Health & Safety Executive
Link opens in new window www.hse.gov.uk/msd/backpain/livingwith.htm
Tel 0845 345 0055
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Back Pain and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read our copy of Arthritis Research UK's booklet on Back Pain.