Back pain (also known as \"dorsalgia\") is pain felt in the back that usually originates from themuscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.

The pain can often be divided into neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain or tailbone pain. It may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may be radiate into the arm and hand), in the upper back, or in the low back, (and might radiate into the leg or foot), and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or tingling.

Back pain is one of humanity's most frequent complaints. In the U.S., acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year.

The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and all are capable of producing pain. Large nerves that originate in the spine and go to the legs and arms can make pain radiate to the extremities.

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Miley Cyrus Gets a Toned Body by Following Pilates Exercises: Benefits of the Exercise

By IBTimes AU

Miley Cyrus has a fit and toned body, that she owes to her Pilates exercises. Pilates exercises combine strengthening and relaxation. It makes a huge difference in one's health and is extremely rejuvenating. (Aug 13)

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Top 10 Deadliest Viruses To Ever Exist

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

An out of control Ebola outbreak that is being called the biggest in history is wrecking havoc in West Africa and experts fear that it’s far from over. As of 23 July 2014, according to the World Health organization, the Ebola virus disease has claimed 672 lives and has infected 1,201 people. (Jul 31)


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Paracetamol Has No Effect on Back Pain Study Says: Most Popular Remedy Gets a Blow

By IBTimes AU

Paracetamol Has No Effect on Back Pain Study Says: Most Popular Remedy Gets a Blow. (Jul 25)

A couple embraces during sunset on the Pont des Arts with its fence covered with padlocks clipped by lovers over the River Seine in Paris, in this August 10, 2013 file photo. The Pont des Arts footbridge over the Seine in central Paris was closed for a fe
Men Should Do Kegel Excercises Too - Study Says

By IBTimes AU

Kegel exercises which was long known to help women with childbirth and recovery have been recommended for men as well by experts. The workout which was once thought to be solely for a woman is now seen to benefit men as well; the pelvic floor exercis... (Jul 17)


No Link between Weather and Back Ache – Study

By IBTimes AU

The weather is not responsible for back pain, said researchers at the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia. According to the study, published this week in the journal ‘Arthritis Care & Research’, there is no conn... (Jul 14)


Rafael Nadal Wins Fourth Madrid Masters Title

By IBTimes AU

Rafael Nadal successfully defended his 2013 Mutua Madrid Open title at the Caja Mágica on Sunday, May 11, 2014 to be the only player to ever win in Madrid Masters 1000 for the fourth time. (May 12)


Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan's Health Condition Worsens; Actor Swaps Cars Often while Travelling

By IBTimes IN

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is having a tough time as his health has gone for a toss yet again. (May 05)


Reports suggest that all men in North Korean are required to get the same hairstyle as their supreme leader Kim Jong-un (Photo Reuters)
North Korea Detains 24-year-old American Tourist

By Reuters

North Korea said on Friday it had detained a 24-year-old American this month who demanded asylum after arriving in the country on a tourist visa in "a gross violation of its legal order." (Apr 26)


Court Awarded Italian Couple €20K for Doomed Sex Life

By IBTimes AU

An Italian couple won a €20,000 after a court in Tuscany decided on a pedestrian accident that doomed the couple to a bad sex life. (Apr 03)


Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Back
Bad Habits that Are Killing Your Back

By IBTimes IN Special

Back pain is a common complaint from almost everyone at some point. Practising bad habits in day to day life that we often ignore can lead to soreness and pain in the back. (Mar 26)


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