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If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

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  1. Back Pain (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, ... 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to ...
  2. Back Pain - How to Prevent Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
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  6. Back strain treatment; Back pain - home care; Low back pain - home care; Lumbar pain - home care ... A common myth about back pain is that you need to rest and avoid activity for a long time. In fact, doctors do not recommend bed ...
  7. Inflammatory Back Pain vs. Mechanical Back Pain Video (Spondylitis Association of America)  
    According to the Mayo Clinic, "Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. ...
  8. Back Pain From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Back Pain September 2013 Handout on Health: Back Pain This publication is for people who have back pain, as well as family members, friends, and others who want to find out more ...
  9. What Is Back Pain? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Back Pain PDF Version Size: 64 KB Audio Version Time: 13:20 Size: 12.5 MB Updated: September 2009 What Is Back Pain? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  10. Low Back Pain From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
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