A Pain In the Back

 

Are you one of millions of people around the world that suffer from back pain?

It’s more common than you might think.

Estimates say that up to 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point during their lifetime.

Back pain can come on suddenly, or it can build up over time until it becomes unbearable.  The discomfort can occur from something simple, such as bending down to pick up an object off the floor. Or it may have cumulative effects, like from a car accident where the pain has simply continued to increase over the years since.

 

Acute, Chronic, or In Between?

Your symptoms can be described based on the amount of time that you have had them.

Acute pain has been present for 6 weeks or less. It can also be used to describe pain that comes on quite suddenly.

Subacute describes pain that lasts for more than six weeks, but no longer than 3 months.

Chronic pain is a persistent form of discomfort just doesn’t seem to respond to anything. It lasts for more than 3 months with little or no improvement over time. Since the majority of cases of back pain recur, most can be referred to as chronic.

 

How the Pain Sets In