If you have lower back pain, you are not alone!
Population studies show that back pain affects most adults at some stage in their life.
Back problems can be caused by a wide range of causes, with some of them originating elsewhere in the body.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. Back pain is also the symptom that prompts most patients who seek chiropractic care.
Work-related back pain is one of the most common occupational disorders in the United States. Back pain is responsible for more loss of work time, and increased medical expenses related to treatment, than any other ailment.
Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder causing back pain in the lumbar vertebrae. It can be either acute, sub acute
or chronic. In many cases, low back pain tends to recur with a waxing and waning quality to it. However, in a smaller proportion of cases, this condition can become chronic. Usually, the symptoms of low back pain show significant improvement within two to three months from its onset.
Many patients that require medical assistance are usually offered a course of conservative treatment that includes a brief period of rest and limitation of certain activities, accompanied by anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy, including a home program of stretching and strengthening exercises, can be useful in speeding recovery.
Approximately half the cases of back pain is caused by trauma. A contusion, torn muscle, or strained joint resulting from an injury
to the back can cause acute pain.
Treatment of acute back pain is short-term, and usually successful. The patients experience back pain relief, and typically return to full functionality in a few weeks.
There are a variety of surgical options available to patients who have severe or intolerable pain from sciatica and a herniated disc. Those patients that have pain associated with a progressive neurological deficit, or the development of muscle weakness, are more likely to improve after surgery than those patients who have pain without muscle weakness.
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