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Resources for patients on lumbar disorders

The following information sheets are available for you to distribute to your patient.

Advice for managing low back pain

Advice for managing low back pain (PDF 398KB) provides self-help guidance and information to assist in managing acute low back pain.

Advice for managing sciatica

Advice for managing sciatica (PDF 391KB) provides self-help guidance and information to assist in managing acute sciatica.

Scans and low back pain

The Scans and low back pain (PDF 313KB), explains the current recommendations for spinal imaging.

Active weight loss

Active weight loss (PDF 107KB) is a guide to dietetics support services available in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.

Active pain management

Active pain management (PDF 139KB) provides details of community options available for supporting pain management.  

Information for patients given Oxycodone

Information for patients given Oxycodone (PDF 78KB) provides information regarding the use of short-term opiate medication and necessary precautions.

Quit smoking and low back pain

The Smoking and low back pain (PDF 89KB) briefly  explains why quitting smoking may help recovery with details of how to access Quit SA support.

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