One of the most common human pain into complaints.
Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine, 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, can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may dull ache, or a sharp or stabbing sensation or burning. The pain may spread to 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 the most common human complaints. In the U.S., acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. Approximately nine 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.
Back pain does not usually require immediate medical intervention. Most episodes of back pain are self-limiting and non-progressive. Most back pain syndrome caused by inflammation, especially in the acute phase, which typically lasts for two weeks to three months.
A few observational studies suggest that the two conditions are often associated back pain, lumbar disc herniation and degenerative disc disease could not have been more common among those who suffer in comparison to the general population, and that the mechanisms by which these conditions might cause pain are not known. Another study suggests that as many as 85% of cases, no physiological cause can be shown.
Some research suggests that psychosocial factors such as on-the-job stress and dysfunctional family relationships may be associated more closely with back pain than structural abnormalities revealed in x-rays and other medical imaging scans.