- What is Fibromyalgia?
- Dealing with Chronic Pain
- Chronic Pain Disorder
- Fibromyalgia Treatment
- Natural Treatments
Chronic back pain is defined as back pain that last for longer than three months. It is a common condition, affecting 80% of adults at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain is most commonly associated with complications from failed back surgery, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis (a nerve affecting narrowing of the spinal cord).
When you see a physician for back pain, you can expect the health care provider to ask about a psychosocial history (where you work and what activities you engage in) as well as a description of the pain, including where it located, how it started and what exacerbates or relieves it. The physician will then perform a thorough physical exam that looks for tender areas, range of motion and obvious deformities. The health care provider may order specific imagine tests such as an MRI or CT scan if the pain continues without relief.
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Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.
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