Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with chronic back pain, 90% report having back pain, 70% report having low back pain, and 50% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chronic back pain are back pain, low back pain, back cramps or spasms, and back stiffness or tightness, although you may still have chronic back pain without those symptoms.
Patients with chronic back pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, x-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises, insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal, other therapeutic procedures and other physical therapy and rehabilitation .
|Radiographic imaging procedure|
|Plain x-ray (X ray)|
|X-ray computed tomography (Scan ct)|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|Physical therapy exercises (Exercises)|
|Insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal||$550|
|Other therapeutic procedures||$17|
|Other physical therapy and rehabilitation||$37|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chronic back pain include cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, carisoprodol (soma), orphenadrine (flexon), metaxalone (skelaxin), iohexol (omnipaque), iopamidol (isovue), chlorzoxazone, diclofenac topical product, oxymorphone (opana), nedocromil, oxytetracycline/phenazopyridine/sulfamethizol and acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine .
|Diclofenac Topical Product|
Groups of people at highest risk for chronic back pain include age 30-44 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get chronic back pain.