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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

Demographic Information - Back Pain

Following is the demographic information reported by website visitors for Back Pain. Information below may include patient demographics as well as data for website visitors who might be researching on behalf of patients e.g. parents for small children. The data below may or may not be reflective of the complete patient population demographics for this medicine.:
User gender
6 out of 10 users are female.
Patients
Female6
Male4
Other0
Survey Participants: 10
User age
The most common user is 21-30 years old.
Patients
< 211
21-306
30-400
40-501
50+3
Survey Participants: 11
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Back pain.
Patients
Back pain9
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)1
Obesity1
High blood pressure1
Survey Participants: 12
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Patients
Once a week7
Twice a week0
Five times a week2
Everyday0
Survey Participants: 9
User smoking habit
9 out of 10 users do not smoke.
Patients
Smoke1
Do not smoke9
Survey Participants: 10
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
Patients
Never7
One drink a day0
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day0
Once a week0
Twice a week0
Once a month2
Survey Participants: 9
User body weight
8 out of 12 users report being overweight.
Patients
Overweight8
Not overweight4
Survey Participants: 12
User well-being
4 out of 11 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Patients
Significant pain in the last 3 months4
No significant pain in the last 3 months7
Survey Participants: 11
User profession
The most common user profession is Student.
Patients
Student4
Retired1
Engineer, IT or Software1
Shop keeper1
Professor1
House Maker1
Survey Participants: 9

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This page was last updated on 4/26/2017.
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