Millions of Australians are living with both physical and mental ill health, according to a new report, which has for the first time revealed the link between chronic disease like diabetes and back pain, and mental wellbeing.
It's been called the "invisible" condition, but for sufferers like Kirsty Buhlert-Smith, chronic pain has changed everything about her life.
There's evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications, but too little is known about how it works. That would require research funding and research, and osteopathy in Australia has very little of either, writes Amie Steel.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs secretly deleted an incapacity policy to prevent an injured veteran claiming assistance — without telling the veteran or his lawyer.
Many people coping with persistent lower back pain resort to drugs or surgery — but there are cheaper, more effective ways to deal with it, according to the experts.
A team of international health experts has accused the medical fraternity of "mismanaging" back pain and providing "ineffective and harmful" treatments.
Ever complained of a stiff back? Researchers in South Australia believe perceptions of back stiffness may not relate to actual tension in back tissue.
The list of reasons you might experience it is long and includes injuries, genetics and diseases like osteoporosis, arthritis and cancer. But your day-to-day behaviour can also have a big influence on how your back feels.