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What are structural diagnoses of chronic back pain?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
I typically see back problems such as herniated or bulging disks, spinal stenosis, arthritis, facet syndromes, and others. I call these structural diagnoses because they describe a physical problem that can be seen on an MRI or other scan. Because these physical problems can be seen with a scan, the conclusion is that the structural damage is the cause of your pain.
Fixing You: Back Pain: Self-Treatment for Sciatica, Bulging and Herniated Disks, Stenosis, Degenerative Disks, and other diagnoses.

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