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The below pages contain information provided by the NSN on a variety of topics for the general public and clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Spine Network (NSN) cannot recommend a particular specialist or institution.
The final decision on a specialist, institution and/or treatment you choose is yours and NSN cannot take responsibility for actions or performance of the members looking after you.

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Framework

In 2020, the National Back Pain Clinical Network (now the National Spine Network) launched new guidance; The Framework of Assessment and Referral of Early CES for Primary Care clinicians and MSK interface services.

National Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway

A team over 30 stakeholders, national bodies and patients have worked collaboratively and devised a complete end to end pathway for the management of lower back pain and radicular pain, the National Low Back and Radicular Pain Pathway.


A list of important articles that have impacted the delivery of spinal services in the UK. As new publications become available, we will update this page.


News listing from topics NSN. Information can also be found on Twitter (@NBP_CN)


Listing of events that may be of interest to members of the NSN and other clinical specialists.

About the NSN

The National Spine Network (NSN) is an active multi-professional collaboration dedicated to the implementation of the best evidence for the management of spinal disorders through the National Back and Radicular Pain Pathway. The strength of the network lies with its members, learning from each other’s vast cumulative knowledge and experience to promote excellence in clinical care.



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