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What You Need to Know About Chronic Back Pain

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Nearly 80% of all citizens in the United States will be affected be some kind of neck or lower back pain in their lives. That’s eight out of every people in America — a huge number! So why is it that so many Americans are chronically plagued with this type of persistent pain?

Part of it could have a lot to do with simple injuries. From workers’ construction sites to recreational sports fields, every place where physical labor is taking place poses a risk for lower back or neck pain just around the corner. Athletes in particular are at a high risk of suffering some kind of large injury that can cause spondylolysis, a small stress fracture affecting a lower vertebra in the back. There’s also sciatica, a grouping of symptoms that can occur when one of five spinal nerve roots is compressed or irritated in some way Continue reading