BMA Bad Back Book

The British Medical Association’s Bad Back Book covers all practical aspects of back care from diagnosis and treatment to exercises and pain relief.

Illustrated step-by-step exercises help you address your back and neck pain, alongside carefully planned strategies to stop injuries recurring. Simple, clear diagrams show the anatomy of your back and neck and specialised sections deal with back pain in specific scenarios such as home, work, driving and gardening. Includes advice on where to seek help and how to get the best results from rehabilitation.

Neck collar

If you have a sprained neck or wry neck a soft collar can help with support and also as a reminder not to overdo the range of movements. Use it if it helps, but take it off if the pain is made worse.

If symptoms persist or cause pain or weakness in the arms or legs seek medical advice.