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There are a lot of myths about lower back pain, a major cause of sickness absence from work around the world. In a bid to help both clinicians and patients, and drawing on a campaign by the Irish Society of Physiotherapists, Medstars and consultant spinal surgeon, Mr Mushtaque Ishaque, debunk the myths and provide advice about the most effective treatment.
If you have been following recent news reports about safety concerns in private hospitals, you could be forgiven for wondering why anyone uses private healthcare, let alone why the NHS subcontracts a fair amount of its routine surgery to the private sector. What is really going on behind the headlines, though?