What is chronic back pain?
|Date Added: September 23, 2008 06:15:33 AM|
|Author: Annette Badowski|
|What is chronic back pain?
Chronic back pain is defined as pain in the back region that lasts from more than three months. It is also the most common ailment among inhabitants of the UK, as some 60-80 percent of residents say that they experience significant chronic back pain.
As chronic back pain can be indicative of extremely serious medical conditions â€“ including cancer, it is best to investigate the cause right away.
Acute or chronic back pain?
Chronic back pain is often attributed to degenerative disorders or traumatic conditions of the spine. Additionally, it is also associated with various ailments, including fibrositis, inflammatory spondyloarthropathy, and metabolic bone conditions.
It can also strike anyone at any age, race or social station; however, the affliction appears to most often strike people between the ages of 45-59.
There are three levels of back pain, namely chronic, sub acute and acute back pain. Acute back pain is when the pain only last for about six weeks, sub acute back pain lasts for about 6-12 weeks and chronic back pain lasts for 12 weeks and beyond.
What causes chronic back pain?
While there is no one underlying cause for chronic back pain, research indicates that there are various risk factors for the development of chronic back pain. Some of these risk factors include cigarette smoking, twisting in awkward positions due to a repetitive job or sport, forwards bending, constant, strenuous physical activity, morbid obesity and exposure to intense vibrations causes by motorized vehicles or industrial machines.
Another cause is chronic nerve root back pain, which occurs in less that 5% of all cases. This type of chronic back pain is generally caused by a slipped disc, which compressed the nerve as it leaves the spinal cord.
More serious chronic back pain
In an even smaller amount of cases, chronic back pain can be caused by severe, in some cases, potentially deadly conditions, like tuberculosis or cancer. An abnormality of the spine or an infection can also be a serious underlying cause of chronic back pain; this is why it is always best to visit a doctor if the pain persists.
Will Painwave X4000 help with chronic back pain?
It surely can! Just what is Painwave X4000? It is a space age, non-invasive drug free pain management technology that utilizes the body's own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem to block pain receptors. By simply moving the unit in a circular motion over the affected area, the Painwave X4000 will eliminate pain and in time possibly eradicate it for good. The Painwave X4000 can also help improve blood circulation as well as stimulate lymphatic movements and cell activity. In the end, the Painwave X4000 is a safe and effective way to get rid of chronic, debilitating pain.
Note: This article is an informative guide that should only be used for gathering information regarding arthritis, not to perform a self-diagnosis. Only a medical practitioner can definitively ascertain if you have arthritis or not. If you have concerns in this regard, please contact your personal physician right away.
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