WHAT IS CHRONIC BACK PAIN?
Chronic back pain is pain that persists for 12 weeks or more, even after receiving treatment for an initial injury or other underlying cause of the pain. About 20 percent of those harmed by acute low back pain suffer even more as it becomes chronic with constant symptoms at one year. Even if pain continues, it doesn’t mean there’s a medically significant cause or one easily identifiable and treatable. Sometimes, pain is an inevitable outcome.