Acute and Chronic Back Pain




There is a difference between acute and chronic back pain, according to Dr. Whiting. She says most people have some sort of acute back pain at least once in their lifetimes.

The specialist also mentions that chronic back pain can interfere with the person’s life and can affect the rest of health and adds the body can deteriorate if not used properly. This is called disuse syndrome.

The same situation can occur when people are just trying to protect themselves from the pain. When patients have a terrible back pain that’s worse when they move, when they twist or lift. She recommends stopping doing those things.

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