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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on low back pain.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Low back pain is pain felt in your lower back or lumbar spine. Your lower back is the part of your spine between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your pelvis. This part of your spine is designed to be strong and allows you to turn, twist or bend and to stand, walk and lift.

Most people have pain in their low back at some time in their lives. It will usually get better with time, but it is not uncommon for low back pain to return.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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