Low back pain
Low back pain - managing pain, facts about sciatica and advice on diagnostic scans and when you should see your doctor
The following information sheets are available for you to distribute to your patient.
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 (PDF 391KB) provides self-help guidance and information to assist in managing acute sciatica.
The Scans and low back pain (PDF 313KB), explains the current recommendations for spinal imaging.
Active weight loss (PDF 107KB) is a guide to dietetics support services available in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.
Active pain management (PDF 139KB) provides details of community options available for supporting pain management.
Information for patients given Oxycodone (PDF 78KB) provides information regarding the use of short-term opiate medication and necessary precautions.
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.