Back pain is classified in terms of the duration of symptoms.
1. Acute back pain: <6 weeks
2. Sub-acute back pain: 6-12 weeks.
3. Chronic back pain: >12 weeks.
Back pain can go from a muscle aching to a burning or stabbing sensation. Occasionally, the pain may radiate down your leg, worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing, or walking. It can be challenging to maintain a standing position, sitting, or lying position. Carrying things in the arms, or bending can also be painful. Cleaning, sports, and other daily activities become challenging tasks for people with lower back pain.
5-10% of all low back pain patients will develop Chronic Lower Back Pain.
First of all, if your back hurts, you should visit your doctor, to rule out any serious pathology. Back pain is stressful, frustrating, disabling, and ultimately we worry about whether we have any serious illness or injury. This is usually not the case, but better to be safe than sorry, right?