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Muscle, Joint, Back Pain

Understanding muscle and back pain
  • Learning Objectives
  • The scale of muscle pain, strains, sprains, back pain and other musculoskeletal problems
  • Typical causes and symptoms
  • The impact on patients’ quality of life
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Muscle and back pain management
  • Learning Objectives
  • Be aware of the guideline recommendations for muscle and back pain, strain and injury
  • Know how topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and heat treatments provide relief from muscle and joint pains
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Helping patients with muscle and back pain
  • Learning Objectives
  • Be able to advise on how patients can manage musculoskeletal pain for themselves
  • Awareness of lifestyle recommendations to maintain healthy muscle, joint and back care
  • Recognise when a patient needs to be seen by a doctor for further investigation
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