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Nobody Asks For a Chronic Back Pain But For Relief

Jun 14, 2008
Did you ever experience a pain and soreness in your back for some time because you pulled a muscle? Maybe you had to lay in bed for a few days because you fell on your back or sprained something while playing sport? To be honest this pain does not compare to the pain that someone experiences who has a chronic back pain. This is a kind of pain you suffer from, day in, day out, often difficult to put your finger on where the pain comes from. Once the doctors have you diagnosed there will be some options for you that can help with providing some relief.

There is a distinction

We need to make one distinction when we talk about chronic back pain although many factors can be the cause of it. The factors have to be taken into account so we can determine the type of back pain that you have and, more importantly, what can be done to treat it.

The distinction that can be made is that there are chronic back pains that are caused by a pain generator that can be identified and ones of which we can not identify it. The first is, most of the times, linked to such spine conditions as spinal stenosis or a degenerative disc disease. The latter is often very difficult to treat. Most times it is the unidentifiable kind that is the source.

What are the characteristics

The factors, that are an unavoidable part of this kind of back pain, are that it is long lasting and recurring. Although it already is going to be chronic a back pain is considered one the moment is is lasting for three to six months. Another strange thing of this type of back pain is that often it comes back after the patient thought is was resolved. The recurring of pain is most times unpredictable and sporadic and is not the same for all the people suffering from it.

Diagnose me doctor

Getting an accurate diagnosis is not easy because most of the chronic back pains are of the unidentifiable kind. And as most people describe the pain they are feeling in different ways making that a good diagnosis only gets more difficult. A person will perceive pain levels and other symptoms in an other way as the next one.

You should help your doctor with setting the diagnosis by telling him or her as good as you can where the pain occurs, lower back or maybe the upper legs try and be very accurate. Maybe you are asked to give the pain a ranking on a scale of one to ten, if your not sure that the doctor understands your ranking then you give an indication of a more common pain on the same scale.

Process of pain

Help your doctor help you, getting relief of the chronic back pain you suffer from. If there is a way to stop the pain or at least make it hurt less then you should do anything to achieve that goal.
About the Author
Richard Collins knows about back pain first hand. He has seen all kinds of doctors and done all kinds of therapies. On his blog he talks about this subject in more detail ranging from a mid back pain to upper back pain .
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