is an extremely common condition, with an estimated four out of five people in the UK* experiencing back pain
at some point.
Most is short-term but one in five hit by acute lower back pain
develop chronic low back pain
, lasting a year or more.
11,12) The injury characteristics, diagnoses, and other medical treatment information for each identified service member with a MEA was cross-referenced with the Joint Theater Trauma Registry (US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, and the Theater Medical Data System, specifically looking for dates of injury and level of amputation(s), the presence of associated traumatic spine injuries, and any pre- or postinjury treatment for back pain
16) As with depression, somatization symptoms have been positively associated with low back pain
in a general adult population (17), although a recent study found that patients with chronic low back pain
were no more likely to be diagnosed with somatoform disorders than patients without back pain
The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, involved more than 300 low-income, racially diverse adults with chronic low back pain
There are other conditions that could be the root cause of back pain
other than a previous history of back pain
A good social history is also important because complaints of back pain
are high on the list with psychosomatic issues as well.
Deyo reviews the literature regarding the efficacy of several types of low back pain
treatments, such as painkillers, injections, and spinal fusion surgery.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that frequency of persistant back pain
after spinal anaesthesia in the absence of previous history of back pain
is very low.
can consist of anything from a twinge in the neck to aches and pains anywhere along the spine, on down to the hips, bum, and legs.
is cited by governments across the globe as having a huge impact on productivity, due to the loss of workers on sick leave.
Whether you've experienced back pain
or not, it makes sense to do some preventative work to avoid future pain.