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In reality where the pain is perceived to be located often does not tell the true story of the source or the cause of pain. Unlimited amount of information can be found on the internet about back pain, yet back pain is a primary cause of suffering and disability for too many people…and not enough specific understanding of where it’s coming from, what causes it, and what possible solutions might be appropriate.
Let’s keep it simple and basic for now. Here are 6 general facts to think about concerning back pain:
- First, back pain is most often not caused by one cause. Back pain can be coming from referred pain from another organ or area, stress or psychological factors, supporting muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves.
- Second, it usually goes away. Many people think it won’t.
- Many people, as well as some professionals, believe that the site of pain is always the spot to ‘fix’ it. (As an example a headache that is treated without considering the flexor or extensor muscles of the neck.)
- About 90% of acute pain [pain that lasts seconds, minutes or weeks ] will recover in 4-6 weeks. This happens even with the “wait and see if it gets worse” method.
- Chronic back pain [pain that persists more than 3 months] has a much longer recovery time, is very costly, and is often debilitating.
- Early intervention helps keep acute pain from becoming chronic pain.
I know, I get it. When we are in THAT much pain we just want a quick end to the suffering. We also have most likely tried the “wait and see” method until the pain became unbearable. Research indicates that early intervention works best.
The good news is that there are ways to predict who would be most likely to end up developing chronic back pain.
If you relate to any of these topics have a qualified professional check out your back. Spinal manipulation is one of the treatments consistently recommended for dealing with acute back pain.
Also, check out “Basic Summary of what health guidelines suggest”