Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes decreased bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which increases the risk of fractures. It is considered a silent disease, meaning there are no other symptoms until a fracture occurs. The increased risk of fractures with osteoporosis can make you more susceptible to chronic pain and disability.
Working at a desk is a common cause of back and neck pain, often because you accommodate your workstation rather than the other way around.
A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a treatment to relieve pain in your lower back or legs caused by inflammation of the nerves in your spine.
When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work.
After many months in lockdown, a lot of us are finding that we're experiencing back pain that we hadn't been bothered by before. There could be many reasons for this, including increased stress during the pandemic, moving less and spending more time sat in one position.