Concrete advice. It is important to get a "team". As a doctor, I would say that we are good at assessment and ruling out red flags, but other caregivers, such as physiotherapists, massage therapists, or chiropractors are key.
The Back Pain Helpbook, J. Moore, K. Lorig, and M. van Korff. This is an excellent book that extolls a program that has actually been researched.
The New Back Doctor by Hamilton Hall. Ok this is 1994 but it is a classic.
End Back and Neck Pain, V Fortanasce, D Gutkind, RG Watkins. Back solutions, I think, generally come from a team and so does this book. A spine specialist, a physiotherapist, and a neurologist weigh in.
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This is a short radio interview of me by Mary Ito on the CBC talking about Low Back Pain...