Back Pain Evidence Synthesis & Translation Program (BACK Program)

This program of research, led by Dr. Jill Hayden in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, engages researchers, clinicians and patients in examining low back pain across healthcare settings using a range of methods of inquiry.

Our team has been highlighted by Cochrane and in the Dalhousie News!

Why Study Low Back Pain?

  • Low back pain is a common health problem - almost every individual suffers with low back pain at some point in their life.
  • Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in Canada and in the world and results in enormous direct medical and lost productivity costs.
  • Low back pain is currently the 4th most common reason for which adults present to the emergency department (ED), and one of the top five most common reasons for presentation to family practice.