Specific back pain
However, in about 10% of all cases of back pain, other causes for back pain than muscle tensions can be identified – e.g. irritation of nerve roots due to cartilaginous material discharged from the intervertebral disc (disc prolapse), instability and deformity of bone and joints, osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, tumors of different origin as well as inflammation and infection of spinal structures. In all of these cases, it is of utmost importance to correctly identify the cause of pain and to initiate and carry out the best possible, highest-standard therapy for the specific pathology leading to pain. This type of back pain is called “specific” as there is a specific cause of pain, needing specific treatment.