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Chronic Back pain

Chronic Back pain: Introduction

Chronic Back pain: Pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic Back pain is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic Back pain

  • 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.
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Treatments for Chronic Back pain

  • 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
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Chronic Back pain?

Causes of Chronic Back pain

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Chronic Back pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Chronic Back pain: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Back pain

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Chronic Back pain: Animations

Prognosis for Chronic Back pain

Prognosis for Chronic Back pain: Most patients with acute onset lower back pain recover completely over a few weeks.

Research about Chronic Back pain

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Chronic Back pain: Broader Related Topics

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More information about Chronic Back pain

  1. Chronic Back pain: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Prognosis

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