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Types of Back Pain

Nearly 70% of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. After the cold bug, it is the second most common reason people go to the doctor and call in sick to work. Much of the back pain experienced can be classified as acute pain. Acute pain is a short-term problem that is usually caused from activity or injury where the person experiences symptoms for less than a month. Many people who have acute pain will feel relief within two weeks or less. Chronic problems (pain experienced for usually longer than a month) are more often caused from degenerative conditions.