Back pain is a common condition in adults and is often temporary. Back pain can be classified as either acute or chronic based on the amount of time afflicted.
Acute back pain is often due to a sudden injury to the lower back muscles or spinal ligaments. This pain generally lasts fewer than four weeks and can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications and light activity.
Chronic back pain can be caused by skeletal deformities, such as scoliosis or ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid conditions, such as osteoarthritis, or repetitive overuse injuries involving heaving lifting or bending. Chronic back pain can be treated with pain medications and treatment of the underlying condition.
In our efforts to help many who are suffering or who knows someone suffering from back pain, we will continue to publish from our 3D BioDigital Human resource. We have also included information from Vanderbilt Sports Medicine website that can be of help. https://www.peds-ortho.com/vanderbilt%20back%20exercises.pdf These are simple stretches and exercises that might prove helpful to temporarily relieve back pain. This is provided in pdf form for your convenience. It can be printed out and posted in an area you will use for stretching.
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