Common Causes of Back and Neck Pain

Fortunately, most of the back pain will heal with time, approximately half of the patients will feel relief from low back pain within two weeks.
Acute back pain are usually due to a muscular strain and with good supply of the blood of nescessary nutrients and protein, it will resolve as times goes by.
There are several very common causes of low back pain and leg pain:

In younger adults (20-60 year olds) the disc is likely to be the pain generator and conditions may include:

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • In older adults (over 60 years old), the source of back pain or leg pain is more likely to be the facet joints or osteoarthritis, and back conditions may include:

  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Neck Pain from Cervical Spine Conditions

  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Stenosis with myelopathy
  • Cervical osteoarthritis
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease

  • Sep 25, 2011      //   Orthopaedic Article  //  No Comments

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