Back Pain

Back Pain
Back pain (also known as dorsalgia) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain is one of humanity's most frequent complaints. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year.
  • Slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests.
  • If you are suffering from chronic back pain, be warned that it may not be something as simple as a sprain. Such pains can have several causes ranging from a herniated disc to muscular distress and sciatica.
  • For the second time in less than four weeks, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked the world's largest drug maker Pfizer Inc. to stop conducting patient tests of an experimental drug.