What happens if you ignore back pain? They say that up to 7% of people with acute back pain will develop chronic back pain.
If your back pain started after a simple movement, like picking up a book from the floor then it’s possible you could have a slipped disc or a joint problem in your spine.
However, back pain is second only to headaches as the most common location of pain so it could be a simple strain.
They say that many people who lead sedentary lives suffer back pain, or have inherited a genetic susceptibility to back pain.
Of course there are other conditions that can cause back pain. Severe intermittent back pain that goes down to your groin, could indicate that you have kidney stones. Pain in the middle of your back, which becomes worse after eating, could indicate a stomach ulcer. Neighbouring organs…
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