Chronic back pain is among the most common types of chronic pain, and it can have a negative impact on your body’s ability to heal itself. It can affect your immune system, interfere with exercise, and weaken your psychological state.
With no apparent cause, injury, or tissue damage, chronic pain remains poorly understood and difficult to control. Although as many as 50 million Americans are affected by it, chronic pain used to be something people just “had to live with”. But to the relief of patients everywhere, research into chronic pain has helped identify treatments and therapies that can provide relief.