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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

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Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -- Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy was shown to improve pain and function in patients with a number of pain modalities.

Yoga as good for low back pain as physical therapy

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -- (Reuters Health) - Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study.

An Alternative Therapy: Exercise for Back Pain

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -- Lower back pain affects millions of people and can significantly reduce quality of life. Gomes-Neto and colleagues review the benefits of specialized exercise for back pain relief and find that it can be just as effective as other forms of therapy.   Lower back pain is a common condition affecting millions of people. Most people […] The post An Alternative Therapy: Exercise for Back Pain appeared first on Medical News Bulletin.

Disc Replacement Surgery for Low Back Pain Improves Long-Term Outcomes

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -- Long-term, clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain can be achieved with lumbar total disc replacement and multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients whose low back pain does not respond to conservative therapy.

Demographic Information - Back Pain

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User gender
10 out of 19 users are female.
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Female10
Male9
Other0
Survey Participants: 19
User age
The most common user is 50+ years old.
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< 213
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40-504
50+11
Survey Participants: 30
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Back pain.
Patients
Back pain19
High blood pressure2
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)1
Asthma1
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)1
Obesity1
Survey Participants: 25
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Patients
Once a week11
Twice a week0
Five times a week4
Everyday4
Survey Participants: 19
User smoking habit
19 out of 20 users do not smoke.
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Smoke1
Do not smoke19
Survey Participants: 20
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
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Never11
One drink a day0
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day1
Once a week3
Twice a week0
Once a month3
Survey Participants: 18
User body weight
14 out of 24 users report being overweight.
Patients
Overweight14
Not overweight10
Survey Participants: 24
User well-being
10 out of 22 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Patients
Significant pain in the last 3 months10
No significant pain in the last 3 months12
Survey Participants: 22
User profession
The most common user profession is Student.
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Student5
House Maker3
Family business2
Retired2
Professor2
Engineer, IT or Software1
Other5
Survey Participants: 20

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This page was last updated on 6/22/2017.
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