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Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre - Exeter Spinal Unit

Useful Links




BASS  (the British Association of Spinal Surgeons) promotes the study of spinal disorders (researching into the causes, prevention, and treatment of spinal disease). The society encompasses all spinal disorders with the exception of paediatric spinal deformities. Information on this specialist topic is available from the British Scoliosis Society. The website contains useful links for patients about common spinal conditions and operative procedures.




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The British Scoliosis Society represents surgeons, healthcare workers and researchers interested in the nature of and treatment of scoliosis and complex spine disorders. The website contains useful links for patients about the diagnosis and management of scoliosis.




The Back Book


The Back Book (2002)


This book has been  written by a team consisting of a GP, orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist, osteopath, and psychologist and provides comprehensive advice about back pain and strategies to manage it. Available online or through the high street. Cost from £1.25 depending on store/site. ISBN No: 011 322312 9



NICE Guidelines:


Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain, 2009


Diagnosis and Management of patients at risk of or with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, 2008


These two NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) publications/guidelines are recommendations about the treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions for NHS patients in England and Wales.