BACKACHE-PREVENTION AND CURE DR DEEPAK AGRAWAL All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Vertebrae In the neck there are seven cervical vertebrae Supporting the chest there are 12 thoracic vertebrae Next are five lumbar vertebrae
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DR DEEPAK AGRAWAL
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN?
The phrase "a slipped disc" is used very commonly and indeed at some time of other this diagnosis has been blamed for producing almost every form of acute back pain. There are two major errors in this.
DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
Back pain that becomes worse after sitting in one position for a long time may be caused by poor posture or by a badly-designed chair.
Stress, anxiety and emotional worries can lead to muscle tension which results in aches and pains in the back. This is one of the MOST COMMON causes of back pain - probably affecting as many as eight out of ten sufferers.
2. Passing urine
3. Movement/ cold weather
SUDDEN ONSET PAIN:
CONSTANT PAIN (Contd.):
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan is the most common test used to look at the spine. This allows us to view not only the bones of the spine, but also the nerves and disks.
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