Investigations for Low Back Pain – When to Use Them?

When clinicians are examining low back pain there are a whole spectrum of conditions which could cause similar types of symptoms.  This is not unique to low back pain and it is part of the so-called “differential diagnosis” which all clinicians must utilise when investigating symptoms. The challenge is to identify back pain causes as […]

Treating Symptoms or Causes?

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between treating symptoms and causes? Symptoms are the obvious “feelings” which tell you something wrong, sometimes where it hurts (and sometimes not) and if your like most people all you really want it’s for them to go away! But all too frequently the attention is focused on treating […]