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Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe. It can be short-lived or long-lasting. However it happens, back pain can make many everyday activities difficult to do.

Back pain is different from one person to the next. The pain can have a slow onset or come on suddenly. The pain may be intermittent or constant. In most cases, back pain resolves on its own within a few weeks.

Causes of Back Pain:

There are many causes of back pain. It sometimes occurs after a specific movement such as lifting or bending. Just getting older also plays a role in many back conditions. The primary reason for most back surgeries is to get relief from back pain.

Indications of Surgery:

Having back surgery can be a difficult choice. Typically, people consider surgery for back pain only after all other treatments have failed to provide relief.

Surgical intervention reduces pain and provides many additional benefits such as ability for Increased activity, Better physical fitness, Improved quality of life, reduced requirement for consumption of pain killers, and ability to resume back to work, and increased productivity at work.

For certain conditions surgery may prove to be the only highly effective treatment, although it is usually used as a last resort. It is usually appropriate for situations with definite anatomic abnormality causing the pain.

There are some general recommendations that you can follow to reduce your risk such as weight reduction, regular physical exercises etc.. It is important to stay physically fit.