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Persistent headache or back pain ‘twice as likely’ in the presence of the other

People with persistent back pain or persistent headaches are twice as likely to suffer from both disorders, a new study from the University of Warwick has revealed.


Self-assessing back pain by app just as effective as traditional methods, study shows

Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from the University of Warwick has shown.

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 13:16 | Tags: Health, pain, Warwick Medical School, Clinical Trials Unit

New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy

As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:45 | Tags: Health, medicine, research, WMS, pain, Health and Medicine, Sport

NHS highlights new back pain advice featuring Warwick expertise

The NHS website NHS Choices has published details of recommended changes to treatment of low back pain following a series of papers which featured expertise from the University of Warwick’s Medical School

Thu 29 Mar 2018, 08:37 | Tags: Health, NHS, WMS, pain, Health and Medicine

Warwick contributes to new global research into low back pain

Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide, but too many patients receive the wrong care. Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients are not receiving the right care, and resources are wasted. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540 million people at any one time.

Thu 22 Mar 2018, 08:49 | Tags: Health, WMS, pain, Health and Medicine