Nearly two thirds of people will experience back pain at some time in their life and 2.5 million people in Britain have back pain every day - Straightforward and reliable advice - Award winning author Back pain is very common and can be disabling. It can also be difficult to treat successfully. Tom Smith explains the different types and causes of back pain, how they are diagnosed, and what treatment is available. This includes chiropractic, osteopathy, physiotherapy, and medication.
Dr Tom Smith is a prize-winning medical journalist with a prize awarded by BUPA and the Medical Journalist's Association for 'excellence in communicating medical and health information in a book for the lay reader'. This was awarded for his books Coping with Prostate Cancer (2002) and Living with Alzheimer's Disease (2001, Sheldon Press). This is just two of many titles he has written for Sheldon including Heart Attacks. Tom Smith, who still practises as a GP, lives in Ayrshire.