The Low Back Pain Research Update

Can you always find the time to stay up to date? Can you afford not to?

Guaranteed – the fastest, most cost-effective way to keep up with the latest research into low back pain

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Low Back Pain Research Update

Providing exceptional service means knowing about all the latest evidence, studies and discussions. It’s vital for spinal specialists to keep up to date with cutting-edge research and findings, techniques and ideas.

After all, there’s a lot of it on the internet and in the newspapers: clients might come across it, even if you haven’t!

Keeping abreast of everything that’s happening in the field of low back pain, however, can take many hours of your time every week. Subscribing to all the journals can cost thousands of pounds.

Now – at last – there’s an answer to the problem: a digest of all the latest information and key research delivered to your inbox. No more searching. No more scouring the web and journals and articles and papers for the best and most important information.

No more expensive subscriptions for journals or buying articles at £20+ a time.

Instead, let Kieran do the leg work, and you can read the results. It’ll take you only 30 minutes a month – and you’ll be as well informed as anyone on the latest research into low back pain.

To get started now and read your first newsletter digest, simply register here. Or read on to find out more about the content of our newsletters.


-Peter Bodi, Spinal Rehabilitation Specialist

“Thanks to the low back pain research update I was aware of Albert et al’s research on antibiotics and low back pain before it came out in the papers. Unlike some of my colleagues!”

Evidence Base Medicine

It’s only evidence-based treatment if you have access to the latest evidence

What is evidence-based medicine? It has been defined as:

“The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.”  (Sackett 1996)

Having access to the latest findings and evidence is essential, but it’s often far too time-consuming and costly for busy clinicians to keep up to date with all potential developments. You may subscribe to the journals, but in truth, you only need a fraction of the information they contain. The rest is noise, through which you have to sift to find the messages relevant to your profession.

The low back pain research update allows you to stay up to date in just 30 minutes a month. Let Kieran Macphail trawl through the research and synthesise the key evidence into manageable, evidence-based chunks.

  • The emphasis is on higher quality evidence and new methods. So you hear first when new Cochrane reviews or guidelines are released, when large randomised control trials take place and when cutting edge techniques are discussed.
  • Links to the key research allow you to explore issues in more depth if and when you have the time. Focus on the things that really matter, and use your time more productively. (Where full text is available for free this is linked. If not the abstract is linked.)
  • Updates give you the best current evidence on a month-by-month basis, so you can evaluate it using your own clinical reasoning and integrate it into your clinical expertise.

Content that matters to you and your patients – and which will improve your ability to treat lower back pain

Our update from February 2013 contained a host of articles of vital interest to physiotherapists. These included:

  • A report from the European spine journal on how Albert et al found 100 days of antibiotic treatment had a beneficial effect on low back pain symptoms in patients with Modic type 1 changes.
  • A Cochrane update on Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain
  • An update  on Van Buyten et al’ multicenter trial examining the effect of high-frequency waveforms for the treatment of intractable back and limb pain.
  • Research from into the psychology of low back pain and the ability of patient’s to localise sensory information delivered to their backs.
  • Findings from systematic review on physiotherapy functional restoration (PFR) for chronic low back pain.
  • Holger et al’s systematic review on yoga for low back pain.
  • Summary of a Swedish paper that found patients with higher BMI’s fared worse after surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
  • A report on alternative approaches and how acupressure of the low back point on the ear reduced pain 70% and improved function in a 4-week pilot randomised controlled trial.
  • A typical newsletter contains around 15 to 20 such reports, all with extended summaries and links to the full articles.

No risk, no tie-ins

The Low Back Pain Research Update costs only £6.50 a month and saves you both time and money. What’s more, your first month’s newsletter is free – and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Simply sign up here to get started.

Focus your efforts and improve your clinical excellence

The low back pain research update means the money and time you invest in staying abreast of the literature are laser focused. Most clinicians choose not to spend valuable time in reading further in a particular area – the headline and key findings are usually enough. But when a special topic grabs your interest, you know about it in plenty of time and you can follow up and get more details.

It gives you a far more focused and precise, less “scatter-gun” approach to staying informed about the latest developments and evidence.

30 minutes or less a month – guaranteed – or Kieran buys you an article!

Kieran is adamant this will take you no more than 30 minutes a month. So sure, in fact, that if it takes you longer, he’ll buy an article for you of up to £20. There are no strings attached to this: just let us know and we’ll sort out the article for you!

Sign up today and get started – first month free

To receive a monthly summary of the key research and keep up to date in just 30 minutes a month, simply register here and we’ll send you the first newsletter free of charge.

Don’t forget, you receive all the key information sent to your inbox all for only  £6.50 a month – a huge saving (of thousands of pounds!) over subscriptions to journals and paying for access to articles.

To get started now and read your first newsletter digest, simply register here.

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