CAUSES OF BACK PAIN

CAUSES OF BACK PAIN
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DURATION/ FREQUENCY – Some common questions asked with regards to this area are how often does the worse pain occur and how long does it last.

RECURRENCE – When the back pain occurs from time to time with intervals of no pain in between.

PERSISTENCE – When the pain is always present.

LOCATION – A printed body diagram is usually used to that the patient can refer to the place or location where pain is felt.

MOVEMENT – Where the back’s pain movement is located. Most generally it is centrally located in the middle of the spine or an injury to either side of the spine. Pain that reaches beyond, for example to legs, is known as peripheral. Other terms associated with movement are twisting, lifting, bending, straightening, arching, vibrating, sneezing, coughing and posture.

ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS – When discussing back pain, other symptoms that can come up include, but are not limited to, itching, burning, tingling, weakness or numbness, bladder control loss or change in habit, nausea.

INTENSITY LEVEL – A verbal measurement used to quantify pain on a scale rating from zero that signifies “no pain” to 10, referring to your “worst pain ever.” Other criteria to help with understanding this pain indicator are does the scale vary; i.e. does the pain intensify and if so with each occurrence?And within what range on the scale?

CAUSES OF BACK PAIN

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