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What does it mean to have intractable back pain?
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Dr. David Bozak
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Difficult to treat
Intractable means difficult or hard to control or deal with.
So it doesn't mean impossible to treat, just a challenge!

In brief: Difficult to treat
Intractable means difficult or hard to control or deal with.
So it doesn't mean impossible to treat, just a challenge!
Dr. David Bozak
Dr. David Bozak
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Pain unrelenting
Pain that just does not go away with simple treatment.
Beware of sources of this pain than from the back like an aneurysm, kidney infection or ulcer. An infection of the spine or a tumor involving the spine could also be a cause as well as a large disc herniation.

In brief: Pain unrelenting
Pain that just does not go away with simple treatment.
Beware of sources of this pain than from the back like an aneurysm, kidney infection or ulcer. An infection of the spine or a tumor involving the spine could also be a cause as well as a large disc herniation.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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