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Beating Back Pain: Common Causes and Trusted Treatments

BEATING BACK PAIN: Common Causes + Trusted Treatments BACK-BREAKING STATISTICS Back pain is an epidemic among US adults: 4 in 5: Number of US adults who will experience lower back pain 2ND most common cause of lost work days MOST COMMON cause of disability in people aged 45 and younger 45-64: Most common ages for back pain COMMON BACK PAIN TRIGGERS and TREATMENTS Less than 1% of back pain cases are caused by cancer or other serious illnesses. Here's a look at the most common causes and treatments: CONDITION Spinal Stenosis CONDITION Muscle strains/ ligamentous sprains CAUSE Thickening ligaments, enlarged joints, and bony spurs cause narrowing of spinal column CAUSE Forceful twist or pull causes muscle tear or TREATMENT • Physical therapy • Epidurals • Anti-inflammatory medicine • Surgery sprain TREATMENT • Rest • Heat and ice CONDITION Fibromyalgia CONDITION Herniated disc CAUSE Cause unknown -" CAUSE Multifactorial, in- cluding heavy lifting, trauma, bad posture, and other factora CONDITION Osteoarthritis rheumatic in nature. Involves widespread soft tissue pain CAUSE Gradual deterioration of spinal cartilage and joints over time TREATMENT • Pain medications • Anti-seizure medication • Physical therapy • Weight control/ healthy diet TREATMENT • Rest • Core stabilization TREATMENT • Anti-inflammatory exercises • Physical therapy • Epidurals • Surgery (10% of cases) medicine Physical therapy Exercise • Weight control • Pain relief procedures INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: NJ PAIN & SPINE WWW.NEWJERSEYPAINANDSPINE.COM SOURCES: lup://plhysivalderapy.albuulevm/u/buckpaiu/4a/Causesluckuinlium

Beating Back Pain: Common Causes and Trusted Treatments

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Repetitive heavy lifting can lead to a herniated disc, resulting in serious back pain. Take a look at this infographic from a New Jersey pain management specialist to learn more about common causes of...


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