Problems such as poor posture, injury and wear and tear can lead to back pain. A common cause of back pain is injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). Strains and sprains can occur for many reasons, including improper lifting, poor posture and lack of regular exercise. Being overweight may increase your risk of strains and sprains affecting your back.
Acute pain usually gets better in one to two weeks. Pain related to disc disease, arthritis in the spinal joints or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) can become chronic and last for months or years. Pain can also result from other serious injuries, such as a vertebral fracture or ruptured disc; from arthritis and other age-related changes in your spine; and from certain infections.
M Health Fairview care providers can offer you some of the most advanced treatments to relieve pain and improve your quality of life.
Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
- Medical Management
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