Sudden back pain, why?

You rose out of your chair to get a cup of coffee and then suddenly your back freezes up, causing you to fall back into your chair. You are completely unable to move. What is going on! This sudden onset of excruciating back pain is quite common among back pain sufferers.

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.

If your not suffering from back pain it's a sure bet you know someone who does. Back pain sufferers get up, go to work, play, live and then "boom" suddenly the back spasms begin, out of the blue. Back pain after an accident, overuse injury or sports injury is treated accordingly due the cause being clear. What if your back pain just happens. no injury, no accident? You chronic pain may be a result of a simple sneeze.

For instance if you routinely lift objects at work, or sit at a desk all day in front of a computer, your muscle groups may start to weaken. Over time the simplest of movements can trigger back pain. Your muscles wear out causing spasm.

Treatment of Low-Back Pain:

Brooklyn Pain Doc offers a number of non invasive ways to successfully treat low back pain. After a proper and thorough examination we will be able to determine what is causing your low back pain. Once the cause of your low back pain is determined Brooklyn pain Doc will suggest the best treatment for your painful condition.

Facts about back pain:

  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.

  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

  • Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.

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