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Patient of the Day: Chronic Recurrent Low Back Pain

Blog by Dr. Michael Horowitz | March 11th, 2011

Patient of the Day: Chronic Recurrent Low Back Pain – 29 year old patient presents to the office with 2 years of chronic and recurrent lower back pain. No history of trauma or injury. Long hours of sitting at their desk computer and lack of physical activity. Rest and medications ineffective. Plan of Management: evaluate and treat patient for spinal mis-alignments (subluxations) and help reistablish spinal alighment and mobility. More information at Vancouver Chiropractic Service, 604-733-7744. Please consult your community chiropractor for a more specific treatment plan for your condition.

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Back Pain:  An incidence of 80% in society. 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back Pain felt in the low or upper back. There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area. Pains in the upper back can also be a result of disorders of the aorta, chest tumors, and inflammation of the spine.

Back pain (also known "dorsalgia") is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.

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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 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.

Back pain is one of humanity's most frequent complaints. Acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. About eight out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year.

The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and all are capable of producing pain. Large nerves that originate in the spine and go to the legs and arms can make pain radiate to the extremities.

Vancouver Lower Back Pain is perhaps the most commonly treated symptom in our office. Chiropractic & Massage Therapy services are uniquely effective at treating Lower Back Pain. Please let us be of service to you.


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