Back pain

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A huge part of recovering from any musculoskeletal injury is understanding your problem, how it happened and what the recovery looks like.

Read on to learn more about your back pain.

What I should do if I have back pain?

Back pain often improves by itself over several days or weeks.

 

But here are also some things you could do to support and speed up your recovery.

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What should I avoid?

There are certain things you should avoid when you have back pain

Don't worry if you've already been doing some of the activities on the left. But it is probably best to stop now!

About your back

Your back is a complex structure, consisting of bones, discs, joints, ligaments, and muscles.

To understand the impact of risk factors it is great to understand how your back works.

Watch the 6-minute video to get more information on the anatomy of your lower back and the possible causes of your back pain.

Causes of your back pain

VIDA is not a diagnostic tool and you really can't be sure what injury you have without seeing qualified musculoskeletal health professional. 


However, you can learn about some common back injuries below

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Sprain and strain 

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Facet joint pain

 

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Slipped (herniated) disc

 

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Fracture

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Inflammatory spinal conditions

 

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Spondylosis