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What is Back pain?

What is Back pain?

  • Back pain: Pain from the back or spine.
  • Back pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
    Source - Diseases Database

Back pain: Introduction

Types of Back pain:

Types of Back pain:

Broader types of Back pain:

How many people get Back pain?

Prevalance of Back pain: 6 million cases annually (unreliable estimate)
Prevalance Rate of Back pain: approx 1 in 45 or 2.21% or 6 million people in USA [about data]

What causes Back pain?

Causes of Back pain: see causes of Back pain
Risk factors for Back pain: see risk factors for Back pain

What are the symptoms of Back pain?

Symptoms of Back pain: see symptoms of Back pain

Back pain: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Back pain.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Back pain.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Back pain: see treatments for Back pain
Alternative treatments for Back pain: see alternative treatments for Back pain
Prevention of Back pain: see prevention of Back pain
Research for Back pain: see research for Back pain

Society issues for Back pain

Physician office visit statistics for Back pain: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Back pain:

  • 13,707,000 people visited a physician’s office for primarily back pain in the US 2001 (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001)
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Organs Affected by Back pain:

Organs and body systems related to Back pain include:

Name and Aliases of Back pain

Main name of condition: Back pain

Other names or spellings for Back pain:

Back ache, Dorsalgia Source - Diseases Database

Back pain: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Back pain:


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