Four out of five of us will experience back pain at some point. A strain or simple sprain causes the majority of back pain. These injuries usually improve in a short time with some self-help treatments.
If, however, the back pain becomes persistent (also known as chronic) or has a more complex underlying cause, it then will take longer to heal and you will need to speak to a doctor or specialist.
Back pain may be called various names depending on how long your symptoms last. You may have:
It’s not always possible to understand and identify the cause of back pain but, the majority of the time it’s not serious. Most back injuries do not cause lasting damage but you must listen to the pain your body is experiencing; it’s your body telling you to do something about it and rest.
Common occurrences of back pain are:
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