About Bad Backs
Bad Backs is Australia’s leading back and joint pain resource organisation.
Established in 2001, Bad Backs was started by a group of typical back pain sufferers, who found it impossible to find a single source of information and products related to back pain management.
Putting together a team of healthcare specialists from numerous professions, Bad Backs is able to give professional input to its articles, newsletters and product selection. Networking with Hospitals, Universities and Health Authorities keeps the Bad Backs website innovative and informative. Our highly popular Discussion Forum enables visitors to exchange personal experiences on a variety of subjects related to back pain management.
This site is dedicated to ….. those interested in general backcare health and wellbeing, home and workplace OH&S ergonomics, back and joint pain sufferers and their carers and health professionals. We provide a comprehensive and relevant health care website that gives our web visitors the opportunity to be better informed, and to find positive solutions for prevention and relief of back pain. From the traditional to the alternative, and the high tech to the herbal, if it makes backs better, it’s here!
Bad Backs offers a range of high quality therapeutic products from around the world, many of which are exclusive to us in Australia. We pride ourselves on being a one stop resource that puts all the available options at your fingertips.
Medical News – Content for this section has been sourced (with copyright permission approval) from Australian & USA Government Health Authorities, International Hospitals and Research Institutes & Centers, and Medical Associations.
Medical Information ..A-Z of Therapies, Back Structure, Conditions, Diagnostic Tests – Descriptions compiled by Editor – Felicity Wood (non medical practitioner – but chronic pain sufferer) from Government Health Authorities, representative Alternative Medicine Associations and Natural Therapy Teaching Centers.
Acute & Chronic Pain and Hot & Cold Therapy Guidelines – Author – Medical Practitioner noted on relevant pages.
We abide by the HONcode principles of the ‘Health on the Net Foundation’, and received approval in October 2002. HON is a non-profit organization whose mission is to guide non-medical users and Medical Practitioners to useful and reliable medical and health information. Click here to learn more about our HONcode accreditation.
Honesty in advertising and editorial policy:
Bad Backs receives its revenue from the sale of therapeutic back and joint products, and may accept a limited amount of advertising. We wish to inform our website visitors that Bad Backs maintains a clear separation between advertising and editorial; and that sponsors or advertisers do not exert any influence on the editorial content, selection of product, content or presentation of material on http://www.badbacks.com.au. We will clearly distinguish advertising from health information by including the word ‘advertisement’. Editorial content is under the supervision of our resident editor Felicity Wood.
Bad Backs is a commercial healthcare website and funded by the online sales of therapeutic back and joint pain products.
Our website includes friendly banners and tiles that are not paid advertisements, but internal promotions of Bad Backs products and services.
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Bad Backs may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with http://www.badbacks.com.au, we have no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of http://www.badbacks.com.au. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, badbacks.com.au seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).
In addition, the information provided on this website is designed to support, not replace the relationship that exists between a patient / site visitor and his / her existing physician.
Our ultimate goal is to help you take control of your back pain, and find the appropriate solution for your needs.