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Back Pain Complications

Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is most often caused by strained back muscles and ligaments as a result of improper lifting techniques, or as a result of lifting an overly heavy load, or a result of sudden or awkward movement.

This back pain may be persistent or intermittent, and it may be localized in one place or radiate out to other areas of the body. In addition, back pain may be a dull ache, or a sharp piercing or burning type of pain.

Back pain may spread to the neck and it might also radiate out into an arm and hand, or it may be felt in the upper back, or in lower back, from where it might radiate out into a leg and foot). Back pain can also cause weakness or numbness in arms or legs.

In most cases, main complications of back pain include nothing more than decreased flexibility and movement. However, in severe or chronic cases, back pain can be extremely debilitating, and may cause a range of lifestyle, sleep, work, social, and other issues.

Please Note: If pain could be a result of any of the rarer or more exotic causes of back pain, such as Arthritis, Cauda Equina Syndrome, or cancer or infection of the spine or spinal cord, and you actually have developed any of these conditions, then a range of serious health and other complications may be caused by these conditions.

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