Back problems

Here we list some common back problems that we treat along with the self-help resources we recommend. There are links to useful information and tips on how you can manage your condition. We’ve also general advice on how to ease and control pain.

If your back problem involves some form of arthritis, you can use Arthritis Research UK’s A-Z of arthritic conditions to find out more. There’s also a wide range of practical self-help advice in its Arthritis and daily life section.

Back problems

Includes ankylosing spondylitis, age-related wear and tear (cervical spondylosis), disc problems, mechanical lower back pain, sciatica, thoracic spine pain and whiplash injuries.

King’s MSK patient leaflets

Online information