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Dealing with an attack of back pain

Sometimes the pain can make you miserable but you should still take control of the pain by trying to stay active and continue as normally as possible.

In the early stages:

Next steps:

A summary of good advice can be found in guidance booklets like The Back Book and BackCare website.

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the UK's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

Updated 2011-09-08