What is chronic pain?

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Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

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  1. Do pills helps back pain / sciatica? December 4, 2014 at 10:37 am - Reply

    […] Let’s be clear – medication doesn’t cure your back problem.  But what it can do is to help you sleep and move more easily.  Sleep and movement are really important to healing.  The other benefit to dulling your pain is that it decreases the likelihood of your central nervous system becoming sensitised – which can lead to chronic pain. […]

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