Back pain is very hard (often impossible) to diagnose and to specify, hence heavy painkillers are thrown at people. But the only way to beat the pain is to understand it. Based on cutting-edge research into back pain and the psychology of pain itself, David Rogers and Grahame Brown have set up the Functional Restoration Service at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. Here they have developed the pioneering biopsychosocial approach: (bio) – How your body processes pain; what physical triggers you have and why; where your body holds pain (psycho) – where your pain is coming from; what exactly your pain is; the power of your mind to deal with and stop pain (social) – all the environmental factors that will contribute to your back pain, and how, why and when to change them. This book offers a whole new way of dealing with back pain.