Back pain is one of the most common symptoms we treat at Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, and it is also one of the most common complaints among adults in the United States. In fact, as many as 90 percents of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and it is one of the top causes of disability among adults under the age of 45.
At Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, we specialize in Denver back pain treatment. Because of the prevalence of this problem, we feel that this is one of the most important services we provide. Just take a look at these statistics:
- Nearly 20 percent of the population experiences pain in the back during any given year.
- Back pain is the second most common reason for doctor appointments.
- The third most common reason for hospital admissions is back pain.
Causes of Back Pain
The causes of back pain are numerous, and sometimes they can be difficult to pinpoint. In most instances, it occurs as the result of overuse, strain or repetitive injury. Many people experience back pain as a result of stretching and lifting. Lifestyle factors, such as poor posture, obesity, and chronic stress, can also be contributing factors.
Back pain may also be caused by medical conditions, such as sciatica,