Remember, it is essential to get a good medical evaluation by a qualified physician before starting the Back Sense program or adopting the methods that we advocate.

This program is not intended to provide specific, individual medical advice or treatment and should not take the place of medical advice from a trained professional. Users are strongly urged to consult a physician or other qualified professional person regarding any diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. While we have taken great care to make sure all of our statements regarding back pain are based on high quality research, the authors can not take any responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, action or application of medicine, to any person using the information in this site. The information in this site is intended to be general and applied in the context of someone working with a physician or other health professional in the treatment of their condition. 

If you are having difficulty finding a physician who will help you take a very active physical approach to your back pain, we recommend finding a physiatrist in your area (a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation). They have special training in muscle problems and are likely to recommend exercise. You can get a referral from your primary health care provider or contact the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at www.aapmr.org.