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Houston: Galleria Area: 4141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 490, Houston, TX 77027
Houston: SE: 12835 I-45 S., Houston, TX 77034
The Woodlands: 25440 I-45 N., Suite 200, Spring, TX 77386
Beaumont: 6025 Metropolitan Dr., Suite 210, Beaumont, TX 77706
Port Arthur: 2501 Jimmy Johnson Blvd., Suite 301, Port Arthur, TX 77640

Patient's Guide for Lower Back Pain

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Statistics and frequency


80-90% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of work disability. Men and women are equally affected by lower back pain.

 

Back pain varies from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation and may lead to incapacitation. Pain can begin suddenly due to an accident or by lifting heavy objects, or it can develop over a period of time due to degeneration of the spine. Inactive lifestyles also can contribute to lower back pain. Most lower back pain lasting a few days to a weeks. It tends to resolve on its own with changes in activities and over the counter medication. Most cases of acute lower back pain are mechanical, meaning that there is a disruption in the way the elements of the back fit together and move.

 

Chronic back pain is defined as pain that lasts for 3 months or longer. 20 % of subjects suffering acute lower back pain develop chronic lower back pain. The effect of the burden from lower back pain has grown worse in recent years.

 

 

More recently, it has been shown that lower back pain jumped to third place as most common disease/condition, with only ischemic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ranking higher.

 


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Office Locations:

Houston: Galleria Area: 4141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 490, Houston TX 77027

Houston: Southeast: 12835 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034

Beaumont: 6025 Metropolitan Dr., Suite 210, Beaumont, TX 77706

Port Arthur: 2501 Jimmy Johnson Blvd., Suite 301, Port Arthur, TX 77640

Mailing Address:
PO box 271463, Houston, TX 77277

Phone: 832-932-9300

409-833-BACK (2225)

Fax: 1-855-790-3974

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