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Introduction: Dorsalgia

Description of Dorsalgia

Dorsalgia (medical condition): Pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles,...more »

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Chronic Back pain:
  »Introduction: Chronic Back pain
  »Symptoms of Chronic Back pain
  »Causes of Chronic Back pain
  »Treatments for Chronic Back pain

Dorsalgia: Back pain. Also called dorsodynia.

Dorsalgia: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
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Dorsalgia: Related Topics

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Dorsalgia as a Disease

Dorsalgia: Another name for Chronic Back pain (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Chronic Back pain
  »Symptoms of Chronic Back pain
  »Causes of Chronic Back pain
  »Treatments for Chronic Back pain

Dorsalgia: Related Diseases

Dorsalgia: Dorsalgia is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Dorsalgia

Some of the causes of Dorsalgia are included in the list below:

  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease or isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Trauma

Symptoms of Dorsalgia (Chronic Back pain)

Some of the symptoms of Dorsalgia incude:

  • The pain can often be divided into neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain or tailbone pain. It may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain
  • It can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may be felt in the neck (and might radiate into the arm and hand), in the upper back, or in the low back, (and might radiate into the leg or foot), and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or tingling.

Treatments for Dorsalgia (Chronic Back pain)

Treatments for Dorsalgia (Chronic Back pain) include:

  • Exercise appears to be slightly effective for chronic low back pain
  • Acupuncture may help chronic pain; however, a more recent randomized controlled trial suggested insignificant difference between real and sham acupuncture
  • Intensive multidisciplinary treatment programs may help subacute or chronic low back pain
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Arch support

Treatment of Dorsalgia: For more treatment information about Dorsalgia, see treatment of Chronic Back pain (Dorsalgia)

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