Tools for Managing Back Pain

Your primary source of information about managing your back pain should be your health care provider. Although most back pain is benign (despite significantly painful!), your provider will screen you for other conditions. This information shared here does not replace their advice and guidance. Please consult your low back pain care provider before changing your normal activity or exercise routine.

Click on a topic below to access resources to put you "back" in control.

Start here! Review the basic principles of new experiences with low back pain and put you in control of your pain.

The brain and body are connected. Evidence has shown that how we think about our pain impacts our care outcomes.

Developed by Keele University in England, these video shorts show quick back pain scenario videos. You can see more at:

Moving can be scary when you have back pain. Use these simple tips to return to your normal activities safely.

When you think of serious, disabling health conditions, you probably don't think about back pain. However, back pain is a common condition that up to 80% of people in the U.S. will experience in their lifetime. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability globally.

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Michigan Back Collaborative
Henry Ford Health

Office of Clinical Quality & Safety

1 Ford Place

Detroit, Michigan 48202




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