Dr. David DeFries

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Treating back pain is similar to treating many other complaints related to the muscles and joints in that the CAUSE of the problem must be addressed. Of course it is important to reduce the pain as possible in order to identify the true cause and to reduce discomfort. Low back pain can be caused by an acute injury, a chronic condition or a combination of the two.An acute injury is when something external causes an injury to normal tissue:Car AccidentLifting a heavy object