Types of Back Pain
There are three basic types of back pain:
• Acute Pain-acute back pain typically lasts no more than 6 months. It can be the result of some type of tissue damage such as a muscle pull.
• Chronic Pain-chronic dorsalgia is ongoing pain with no measurable time frame. It can be caused by an identifying factor such as an accident or disc problem or it can have no known cause.
• Neuropathic Pain-neuropathic back pain is also called nerve pain. Neuropathic pains are usually sharp and can be associated with tingling or numbness.