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Many nuggets of wisdom about back pain

Paul Ingraham

A bunch of excellent points about back pain from Ben Cormack in this post on his blog, such as:

Persisting pain is currently seen as problem of the protective system itself rather than simply reflective of the state of your body.

Chronic pain is rarely (just) a “tissue issue.”

Wraps up with some bonus nuggets of advice from several expert clinicians.

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