Back and Leg Pain

Back and leg pain

Back and Leg Pain

Low back pain can range from mild, dull, annoying pain, to persistent, severe, disabling pain.  Low back pain can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning and quality of life.

Lower back pain can can often be the result of improper lifting causing muscle strain. However, more serious back pain can result from a lumbar disc herniation or lumbar degenerative disc disease.

Fortunately, most episodes of back pain will heal with time: approximately 50% of patients will feel relief from low back pain within two weeks, and approximately 90% within three months, regardless of the treatment.

The majority of episodes of acute back pain are due to a muscular strain and these will usually resolve with time because muscles have a good blood supply to bring the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place.

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