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About Living Well with Back Pain Online

Back pain is a common health problem. In fact, 8 out of 10 people will complain of back pain at some point in their lives. For most people though, back pain eases after a short time, and they can continue with their usual activities. For a small number of people, back pain can last for a considerable period of time, and this programme has been developed to educate & support these people who are living with chronic or long term back pain.

At the heart of this eLearning programme is the concept of ‘self-management’ which is about using tips and techniques to help you take control of your symptoms and live as full a life as possible. By managing your back pain, its negative effects can be kept to a minimum. The skills you learn work hand in hand with your medical treatment to give you the best possible quality of life.

This online course has been developed by Arthritis Ireland to help you understand your back pain and to introduce you to key self-management strategies and tools. The course, which contains both video lessons and material you can read, will take you a few hours to complete, but once you have registered, you can access the course as often as you like. It is free of charge and can be done at home at a time that suits you. So why not register today and start learning more about how to live well with back pain?

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

Understand how your condition affects your body to produce the symptoms you experience
Identify and use some useful techniques that can improve your quality of life when you have back pain
Understand how the medication you have been prescribed can affect your condition and your body generally
Develop a self-management plan, that suits your life and is based on your needs

How to take the course

You need to register your details with us before you can begin the Living Well with Back Pain Online course. If you have not already done so, you should click on the Register button below to go to the registration page and sign up. (This may take you a few minutes, but you’ll only have to do it once). If you have already registered for this course, you can log in by entering your username and password in the form on the right.



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The Living Well with Back Pain Online programme has been made possible by the support of the following partners: