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How's your back?

Eddie Mair | 13:17 UK time, Wednesday, 27 May 2009

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Sorry. I couldn't find a photo of needles in a back.

The point is (no pun intended) outlined by the Press Association: "People who suffer from lower back pain should get access to treatments including acupuncture and manual therapy, a health watchdog said today. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) published new advice for those working in the NHS but admitted current access to the therapies varied across England and Wales. Key treatments recommended in the guideline include patients taking part in a tailored exercise programme for up to 12 weeks.

There's much more on the thinking at NICE here.

What do you think?

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