ANZBACK Public Lecture

The Australia and New Zealand Low Back Pain Centre of Research Excellence (ANZBACK) will be hosting this evening event to showcase some of the latest Australian research in low back pain management. Experts in low back pain, a clinician and a consumer representative will discuss findings from 3 clinical trials which could influence how low back pain is managed in the future.

The trials found:

  • Opioid medicines, the most commonly used pain medicines for low back pain in Australia, did not relieve acute low back or neck pain in the short term and may worsen outcomes in the long term.
  • Cognitive functional therapy, an integrated behavioural and exercise program informed by psychological principles and lifestyle coaching, produced large and sustained improvements for pain-related disability in people with chronic low back pain.
  • Graded sensorimotor retraining, a rehabilitation approach informed by contemporary neuroscience, produced large treatment effects so that most people most were no longer disabled by their pain by 1 year.

Register here where you can select either in-person attendance or live-streaming. Tickets available until the event unless sold out prior.

Date: 23 October 2023
Time: 6:30 pm AEDT