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A Guide for Understanding Back Pain.

The spine is designed in such a way as to provide protection to the highly sensitive spinal cord and nerve roots along with strength and flexibility providing for mobility in all directions. However there are many different parts of the spine that can produce back pain, such as irritation to the large nerve roots that run down the legs and arms, irritation to small nerves inside the spine, strains to the large back muscles, as well as any injury to the disc, bones, joints or ligaments in the spine.

There are two types of pain:

Back pain can take on a wide variety of characteristics:

Additional Diagnostic Tests for Lower Back Pain

When pain is severe and is not relieved within 6 to 12 weeks, a specific diagnosis becomes more important to determine further treatment. Additional diagnostic tools include:

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