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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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5 things to know about back pain patients reporting maximum VAS scores

Friday, August 04, 2017 -- A new study published in The Spine Journal examines patients who report the maximum pain scores on the visual analog scale.

Radiofrequency Denervation Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain

Thursday, August 03, 2017 -- Radiofrequency denervation may be ineffective in alleviating chronic low back pain.

Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J.

Yoga benefits veterans with chronic low back pain, study shows

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -- In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J. Groessl and his team from the VA San Diego Healthcare System found that veterans who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use.

Nerve Injury CSF Biomarker for Degenerative Disc Disease-Related Low Back Pain

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -- The cerebrospinal fluid of patients with vs without intervertebral disc degeneration with and without low back pain was shown to differentially express proteins involved in inflammation and nerve injury.

Demographic Information - Back Pain

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User gender
15 out of 29 users are female.
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Female15
Male14
Other0
Survey Participants: 29
User age
The most common user is 50+ years old.
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< 213
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50+13
Survey Participants: 37
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Back pain.
Patients
Back pain24
Obesity2
High blood pressure2
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)1
Asthma1
Chronic pain (e.g., arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy)1
Other2
Survey Participants: 33
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Patients
Once a week13
Twice a week2
Five times a week4
Everyday6
Survey Participants: 25
User smoking habit
26 out of 28 users do not smoke.
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Smoke2
Do not smoke26
Survey Participants: 28
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
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Never16
One drink a day0
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day1
Once a week3
Twice a week1
Once a month4
Survey Participants: 25
User body weight
17 out of 32 users report being overweight.
Patients
Overweight17
Not overweight15
Survey Participants: 32
User well-being
16 out of 29 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Patients
Significant pain in the last 3 months16
No significant pain in the last 3 months13
Survey Participants: 29
User profession
The most common user profession is Other.
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Student5
Family business3
Retired3
Other12
House Maker3
Shop keeper2
Survey Participants: 28

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This page was last updated on 8/17/2017.
This page provides information for Back Pain in English.