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The Background on Low Back Pain: Resources for Further Reading

Last updated 6 years ago

From limiting full range of motion to making simple activities painful, back pain can interfere not only with your comfort but also your quality of life. If you suffer from back pain, learning more about its causes and risk factors can help you to prevent your condition from progressing and to seek the appropriate treatments. For more information about back pain, talk to your neurosurgeon and read more in the resources below.

  • Although it may seem like an ailment of the elderly, lower back pain actually affects nearly all Americans at some point in their lives. This reference guide to lower back pain provides more information and statistics regarding the prevalence of back pain.
  • While lower back pain often occurs as a result of accident or injury, certain lifestyle factors may also result in or worsen the condition. Being overweight, for instance, can increase the strain put on your musculoskeletal structures, leading to damage and discomfort. For more information about the correlation between obesity and back pain, refer to this WebMD guide.  
  • A herniated disc is a spongy section of your spinal cord that has been damaged, leading to pain in the neck or back. Many herniated discs are caused by accident or injury, which causes the disc to slip or rupture, while others can be a result of inflexible discs caused by aging.

The founder of Kraus Back and Neck Institute, Dr. Gary Kraus is a leading Houston neurosurgeon specializing in spine health, spine surgery, and non-surgical spine treatments. For more information, please visit us online or call us today at (888) 816-8954 to schedule a consultation.


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