Don’t walk around with back problems for too long
Back complaints are generally the result of broad back pain or other discomfort. Many people suffer from back complaints. This can happen in a short period of time or be due to chronic back pain. Don’t know exactly where the pain comes from? Then see a doctor for a diagnosis. Walking around with back problems for too long can have unpleasant consequences.
Do you experience these issues? This is what you can do.
Don’t wait too long
Walking around with back pain for too long can only make it more difficult to treat the back pain. Often, the following applies: the faster you are in the doctor’s office, the better. Always consult your doctor sooner rather than later if you suffer from back problems.
Types of back pain
Back pain can be divided into two categories: specific and non-specific. In the first category, back complaints are caused by back injury, such as damage to the spine, the nerves that run along the spine or the muscles in the back. Specific back pain can be determined in 1 to 5 percent of patients, because there is a specific cause for the pain. This can be a hernia, a collapsed or fractured vertebra due to osteoporosis, Bechterew’s disease, a tumor or an inflammation of the vertebrae and osteoarthritis.
Read more about the possible causes of back pain on the next page.