Back Pain

Also called: Backache, Lumbago
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If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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AcelRx crushed, again, after FDA knocks back pain drug

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals is in the doghouse with investors yet again. The latest, 60% hit to AcelRx’s stock price followed another run-in with the FDA, which knocked back a filing for approval of pain drug Dsuvia.

Use of Gabapentinoids in Chronic Low Back Pain

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -- A recent study published in PLoS Medicine determines the effects of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain is widely prevalent and in the majority of people, it is nonspecific in nature. Among the chronic conditions, chronic low back pain is noted to be the leading cause of years lived with disability. […] The post Use of Gabapentinoids in Chronic Low Back Pain appeared first on Medical News Bulletin.

Extended-Release Oxycodone Efficacious for Chronic Low Back Pain

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 -- Abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone (Xtampza® ER; Collegium Pharmaceutical) provided adequate pain relief for patients with chronic low back pain who were previously receiving immediate-release oxycodone.

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 -- NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.

Back Pain in Older Men Tied to Incident Vertebral Fractures

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -- For older men, radiographic-only VFs linked to back pain symptoms and associated activity limitation

Demographic Information - Back Pain

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User gender
23 out of 40 users are male.
Survey Participants: 40
User age
The most common user is 50+ years old.
< 214
Survey Participants: 50
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Back pain.
Back pain31
High blood pressure4
Chronic pain (e.g., arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy)2
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)1
Survey Participants: 45
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Once a week17
Twice a week3
Five times a week6
Survey Participants: 35
User smoking habit
31 out of 37 users do not smoke.
Do not smoke31
Survey Participants: 37
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
One drink a day1
Two drinks a day1
More than two drinks a day1
Once a week3
Twice a week2
Once a month5
Survey Participants: 34
User body weight
21 out of 40 users report being overweight.
Not overweight19
Survey Participants: 40
User well-being
22 out of 38 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Significant pain in the last 3 months22
No significant pain in the last 3 months16
Survey Participants: 38
User profession
The most common user profession is Other.
Family business4
Government service4
Engineer, IT or Software3
Survey Participants: 37

References - Back Pain

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This page was last updated on 10/16/2017.
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