Statistics show that 80% of people in the United States will at some point in their lives suffer from back pain.
Back pain is not surprisingly one of the most common reason for visits to the pain management doctor
, especially in the workplace.
What Causes Back Pain?
- Disc herniation
- Osteoarthritis/spinal stenosis
- Ankylosing spondylitis:
Do you have severe pain in the leg below the knee? *Are you experience weakness, numbness or pins and needles in the foot and toes?
Have you developed low back problems following a recent severe accident? *Have you recently been injured in a car accident or work injury that left you with severe pain?
Following a recent severe episode of low back pain, have you developed bowel or bladder problems? *Individuals suffering back pain accompanied by bladder problems should seek medical attention as quickly as possible.
Are you feeling depressed with this chronic low back pain? *Depression due to physical pain is expected.
Have you lost significant weight for no particular reason? *Developing back pain with weight loss may be the result of several factors. Time to see a doctor!
Are there periods in the day when you have no pain? Even ten minutes? *Are you laying down, At work? Always feeling pain?
Is the pain confined to certain areas of your body? *Leg Pain? Knee Pain? Back Pain?
Is the pain worse when sitting for prolonged periods? *Back pain and worse hazards of sitting in chairs way too much.
Are you generally worse during or right after prolonged bending or stooping? *Lifting or stooping in the workplace can bring on back pain.
Have you had several episodes of low back pain over time? *Have you pain been persistent month, years?
If you have pain in the buttocks, or the upper or lower leg, does it sometimes stop completely *If you have pain in the buttocks, or the upper or lower leg, does it sometimes stop completely, even though you may still have pain in the back? *