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Back to basics: 10 facts every person should know about back pain

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  • Contributors All authors were involved in developing the concept. POS drafted the manuscript. All authors contributed to and approved the final version submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests POS, JPC, KOS are members of the editorial board of BJSM. Three authors (POS, JPC, KOS) deliver educational workshops on patient-centred care.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.