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What's acute vs chronic back pain cause?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Acute vs Chronic

Acute back pain resolves within six weeks .
After six weeks it is considered chronic back pain.

In brief: Acute vs Chronic

Acute back pain resolves within six weeks .
After six weeks it is considered chronic back pain.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Duration of pain

Acute is pain less than six weeks in duration chronic over six weeks in duration.

In brief: Duration of pain

Acute is pain less than six weeks in duration chronic over six weeks in duration.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: See below

No one really knows the answer for sure but i will give you my opinion.
Acute back pain can often come from overstretched muscles and will usually calm down on its own. Muscles generally heal well. Back pain that becomes more chronic often suggests a problem with the deeper structures like discs, joints, ligaments (these connect bone to bone).

In brief: See below

No one really knows the answer for sure but i will give you my opinion.
Acute back pain can often come from overstretched muscles and will usually calm down on its own. Muscles generally heal well. Back pain that becomes more chronic often suggests a problem with the deeper structures like discs, joints, ligaments (these connect bone to bone).
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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