Back pain is a common experience for many people and there are at least 75% to 85% of people have experienced it. It is reported that back pain is the second most frequent reason for people to visit the doctors. This is often resulted by pain from other organs, which is known as referred pain. Other intra-abdominal disorders for instance appendicitis, aneurysms, kidney disease, bladder infections and ovarian disorders may also bring back pain.
The common encounter symptoms are acute back pain, chronic back pain, radiating pain, numbness, stiffness, and bladder dysfunctions. When the problem persists or worsens such as pain when cough or sneeze, pain or numbness can be felt on either one or both legs, sleep disruption due to pain, difficulty on passing urine, one must immediately visit to the doctor. As a result, these symptoms are signs of nerve damage or other severe medical problem that need specialized treatment and care.
When making decision on back treatment, there are few options one can take into consideration. However, it is important to be careful with the selections. The options are often divided into 2 categories: non-surgical and surgical. Non-surgical options include acupuncture, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injection, exercise, family practitioners and physical therapy which are suitable for minor and acute back pain. When the pain persists, one may consider the surgical options as such spinal fusion surgery, anterior lumbar inter-body fusion, posterior lumbar inter-body fusion and et cetera. Physical condition and mental attitude are crucial during the process of body healing.
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