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3 Health Factors That Could Be Causing Back Pain

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Feb 24, 2015

Back pain is among one of the most common reasons for visiting a healthcare provider. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain lasts for more than three months. The spine is an incredibly complex structure and for that reason, health-related risk factors can greatly increase your risk for back pain. With the back made up of bone, muscle, cartilage, tendons and ligaments – all supported by nerves and blood vessels – this area is especially susceptible to injury or damage. Most importantly, understand that back pain is a medical condition, not a diagnosis itself. As included in the MAPS Back Pain Guide, here are 3 health factors that could be contributing to your back pain:

1. Causes of Lower Back Pain 

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Topics: Back Pain,, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Arthritis, Herniated Disk, Spinal Stenosis