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Low Back Pain

Low back is the portion between the upper and lower body and bears most of the body weight. It is therefore not surprising that a lot of us get low back pains.

The common causes of back pain include:

  • Injury
  • Disc herniation
  • Age
  • Compression fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Depression

    Walking and maintaining good posture help with back pain. For more severe pain, a physical therapist may recommend specific exercises. Massage and acupuncture also help. Antidepressants aid in cases where back pain is due to depression. When these alternatives fail or when there is a structural deformity of the back or spine, surgery may be recommended.


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        • Who is not an ideal candidate?
          • Recovery
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                • Risks / Complications / Side effects

                  Featured Low Back Pain Providers Abroad


                  Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital

                  Kumamoto, Japan


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Japanese

                  Acute care hospitals provide advanced and specialized medical care around the clock to patients with serious or emergent conditions. With a view to serving the local community as an acute care hospita...

                  Beijing Yanhua Hospital

                  Beijing, China


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Chinese

                  The hospital has more than 800 sickbeds, 2 in-patient departments, 2 community service centers, 9 out-patient departments, 35 clinic and medicine technical offices, 15 inpatient area, 35 medical speci...

                  Emirates Hospital

                  Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Arabic

                  Our Mission at Emirates Hospital is to provide high quality, faster, better and friendlier service consistent with the needs and beliefs of our patients, employees, visitors and vendors in a comfortab...
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