Back pain is often a frequent symptom of numerous disease conditions. Back pain may vary from simple or dull pain to abrupt and sharp pain. If the pain continues for limited days, it is considered acute pain. However, if it continues for more than 3 months, it is deemed as chronic pain. In most cases, back pain will resolve without any treatment but if it lasts for more than 3 days, medical intervention is essential.
Back pain is a usual symptom in various conditions such as appendicitis, aneurysms, kidney diseases, kidney and bladder infections, ovarian disorders, pregnancy, nerve root syndromes such as sciatica, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, musculoskeletal problems, osteomyelitis, spondylitis, tumors, spine injuries, fractures, and many more.
Back pain can be relieved with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and elevation) treatment, muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and physical therapy. Nevertheless specific conditions causing severe pain may require surgical treatment. Treating underlying conditions may provide relief from back pain