More than 8 in 10 of us will have lower back pain at some point during our lives.  Do you have back pain?  If so, these videos can help you understand your condition, lessen your pain and get back to a more normal life.

These videos are from our Living Well with Less Pain events where experts shared their knowledge on lower back pain.  We hope you enjoy them and find them useful.

Tamsin Clake, an advanced physiotherapy practitioner from Horder Healthcare explains why we get lower back pain, busts some myths and Alister Meades, operations manager from Sussex MSK Partnership East, demonstrates some simple exercises we can all do to keep our backs in working order.  You can download a copy of the book she mentions here.

Karen Kenyon, a pain practitioner from Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust’s pain management team talks about “Understanding Chronic Pain and its Management”.  Scientists have learned a lot over the last few years about how our brains process pain.  Karen explains this new knowledge and shows how knowing about this can help all of us manage or reduce pain.  She outlines a true story about Professor Lorimer Moseley, a leading clinical scientist who investigates pain in humans.   You might want to see him telling his own story in a very funny and thought provoking way.

Angela Murtagh, a clinical specialist from Pain Management Solutions, talks about pain medication, drugs, their benefits and dangers, and covers frequently asked questions about opiates and cannabis.

Dawn Bamforth, Engagement Officer (High Weald, Lewes and Havens) from One You East Sussex, explains the links between weight, smoking and back pain. She explains how One You is helping many patients to have less pain with their free weight loss and stop smoking programmes. You can find out more and sign up to One You.