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About backache

Back pain - from Natural Standard

Back and neck pain are the most common chronic pain conditions. Back and neck pain can arise from soft tissues, bony parts of the back and neck, and joints holding the spine in alignment. It can arise directly or indirectly from the discs in the back or neck, and it can occur when nerves and nervous tissue, normally protected by the bones of the spine, are compressed by those bones.

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Back pain

Back pain can occur at any point along the spine, but the most common site is the lower back. The most common causes of back pain are sprains, strains and minor injuries.

A pain in the back

Back pain is all too common for many people. The good news is that most cases of low back pain can be healed within eight to 12 weeks by using simple self-care measures.

The causes of back problems

Your back is one of those things you take for granted. It must just do its job. Until one day you wake up and you can hardly move.

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