The following page contains a number of external websites that are useful resources for back pain, treatments and health.

Back Care, Treatments & Pain Prevention

Spine Health

  • A comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions.

Know Your Back

  • Know Your Back is an educational, patient focused website brought to you by the North American Spine Society. It is a great resource for information on back pain prevention and treatment.


  • Backcare is a charity dedicated to maintaining healthier backs. Their site has some good patient information on prevention and exercise etc.

NHS Choices

  • Information on back pain from the NHS

Spine Universe

  • Spine Universe uses straightforward language to explain what causes spinal problems and how they can be treated. There is information on conditions, treatments, pain management and wellness.


Get Well Soon is a free leaflet is for anyone who is recovering from, or is about to undergo surgery to treat what’s sometimes called a “slipped disc”. The information in the leaflet is designed to help you to make important decisions about your recovery, such as when you should return to work and generally get back to enjoying life.

backoperationYour Back Operation is a guide for patients having surgery for sciatica and aims to help you recover and get on with life. The advice comes from the latest research, is approved by spine surgeons, and takes account of patients’ views. The book explains sciatica, describes operation procedures and gives practical advice on recovery.

The Back Book is aimed at those with back pain and offers evidence-based advice on coping with back pain and leading a normal life. This book includes the very latest thinking on the subject and sets out to improve back beliefs, and can have a positive influence on health and vocational outcomes.

The Neck Book contains accurate and effective advice on early management of neck pain, based on the latest research in the fields of orthopaedics, physiotherapy and ergonomics. Aspects discussed include: causes of neck pain; dealing with acute neck pain; muscle tension and stress; and excercises and advice on how to stay active and get on with your life.


BASS, British Association of Spinal Surgeons

  • This UK spine society patient area with advice for patients on a variety of topics. BASS was formed by a few English members of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine in the 1990’s. Jonathan Johnson was a founder member of the society, later becoming the President. Most UK Spinal surgeons are now members and the multidisciplinary society also includes neurosurgeons, basic scientists and allied professions amongst its members.


  • This site offers information for patients with spinal problems from Eurospine a Society of Spine Specialists of various disciplines throughout Europe. Mr Johnson was a founding member of Eurospine.

Society for Back Pain Research

  • The Society for Back Pain Research promotes the study of all clinical and scientific aspects of spinal pain, including the neck, and encourages research into its causes, treatment and prevention.