External Links - Back and Spine

Arthritis and Research Campaign

Follow this link for a useful basic information booklet about back pain provided by the Arthritis and Research Campaign.


This is a UK national charity that aims to reduce the impact of back pain on society.  Follow this link to visit their website.  The BackCare app for iPhone is now available. 


EuroSpine is an excellent resource for patients and visitors interested in learning more about back problems. It contains detailed information including clear illustrations, MRI images and x-rays relevant to spinal conditions and corresponding treatment options.

The information available there was put together by independent European experts to assist in the decision-making process.  Click here and navigate to 'Patient Line' for more information. 

The Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma

Awarded Highly Commended in the 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards

Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma.
Gavin Bowden, Martin A. McNally, Simon R.Y.W. Thomas and Alexander Gibson.
Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780198569589. Available on Amazon here

Oxford Orthopaedics

Under construction -  for general information about orthopaedic conditions and orthopaedic surgery



Website by Lloyd.

Health Professions Council (HPC) - where you can check on the status of a broad range of health professionals and their registration status.  This includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, dieticians and orthotists. 

General Medical Council (GMC) - where you can check on the registration status of any doctor practising in the UK.