Back Pain

Also called: Backache, Lumbago
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If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Interactive Voice Response-Based Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- The Cooperative Pain Education and Self-management (COPES) study was a randomized, non-inferiority trial comparing Interactive Voice Response (IVR)- and in-person Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in veterans with a chronic back pain. The use of IVR-CBT promoted pain self-management and improved the accessibility of treatment.   Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of major […] The post Interactive Voice Response-Based Therapy for Chronic Back Pain appeared first on Medical News Bulletin.

Nurses with low back pain: 5 findings on how activity level affects cost of care

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- A new study published in Spine examines how fitness can affect nurses with nonspecific low back pain.

Total disc replacement vs. rehabilitation for low back pain: 6 things to know

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- A new study published in The Spine Journal compares outcomes between total disc replacement and nonoperative rehabilitation for patients with chronic low back pain and localized disc degeneration in the lumbar spine.

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Relieves Low Back Pain

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- Pain relief for patients with discogenic low back pain due to failed back surgery syndrome

Significant relationship seen between low back pain, lumbar lordotic curvature

Friday, June 16, 2017 -- Investigators of this study found a significant association between low back pain and decreased lordotic lumbar curvature. Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis and identified 13 studies that examined differences between 796 patients with lumbar lordotic curvature and low back pain to 927 healthy controls with lumbar lordotic curvature and no low back pain.

Demographic Information - Back Pain

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User gender
10 out of 19 users are female.
Survey Participants: 19
User age
The most common user is 50+ years old.
< 213
Survey Participants: 27
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Back pain.
Back pain19
High blood pressure2
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)1
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)1
Survey Participants: 25
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Once a week11
Twice a week0
Five times a week4
Survey Participants: 19
User smoking habit
18 out of 19 users do not smoke.
Do not smoke18
Survey Participants: 19
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
One drink a day0
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day1
Once a week3
Twice a week0
Once a month3
Survey Participants: 18
User body weight
14 out of 24 users report being overweight.
Not overweight10
Survey Participants: 24
User well-being
9 out of 21 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Significant pain in the last 3 months9
No significant pain in the last 3 months12
Survey Participants: 21
User profession
The most common user profession is Student.
House Maker3
Family business2
Engineer, IT or Software1
Shop keeper1
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