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The three main types of back pain are axial pain, referred pain, and radicular pain.
Of the three the referred back pain is the most common. With this type of back pain, the complaints are more of an aching dull pain that moves around the back area. The pain will come and go and increase and decrease in pain level. Normally this aching starts in the lower portion of the back and will move up through the groin and into the thighs.
Treating this type of this back pain would require some diagnostic tests and therapy to the back that will try to correct the muscle abnormalities as well as the joints and bones in the spine area.
Axial pain is also called mechanical pain. This type of back pain can vary from a dull aching to an extremely sharp shooting pain. The symptoms and pain can come and go and will be mild one moment and intense and severe the next moment. It often seems to appear when someone is sitting in one position for a long time or may hurt even worse when you get up from sitting for a long time. The pain does seem to always be in the lower back area with axial type pain. Continue reading
The patient needs a diagnosis that will confirm the need for any spinal problems before a doctor determines what type of surgery is necessary. Lumbar stenosis is a condition of the spine that requires many tests and it is a complex decision for any surgeon to take on as a step in curing a patient with pain in their lower back. There are increased risks for complications when you are about to have this type of surgery done. The doctors often will recommend invasive surgery that can be very effective in preventing pain in your lower back, known as complex spinal fusion Lumbar stenosis. A proven fact is that life threatening results from invasive surgery increased from 2.3% to about 5%.
There are now new surgical devices that are being used when necessary to help a patient who has constant back pain. It seems that the data behind this type of surgery is not conclusive enough to determine why many doctors are doing surgery on a patient to relieve them from their back pain. Continue reading