Low Back Pain Guidelines


The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) provide evidence-based guidelines, or protocol to be followed by healthcare practitioners in the UK.

As primary healthcare practitioners, osteopaths also use these guidelines to advise patients when consulting.

Exercise has been recommended in all its forms, as effective management for low back pain.

NHS guidlines suggest healthy adults aged 19-64 should carry out at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week. Plus 2+ days of strength exercise. Step one to a healthier, happier you might even be switching on the radio and free-style dancing for 20 mins!

The British Medical Association has produced guidance for GPs confirming that it is safe for GPs to refer to registered osteopaths as they are statutorily regulated.