Summary of NICE guidance for Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance.  NICE Bites No 93, January 2017 includes one topic: Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s. Sections covered include assessment, imaging, treatment and management including pharmacological treatment e.g.analgesics.