Back Pain as a Common Reason for Visiting a Neurologist. Etiology, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pain

N.K. Svyrydova


Pain — one of the most common reasons for visiting a neurologist. Approximately 80 % of the population periodically suffers from back pain, especially lower back pain. The nervous system responds to a wide range of endogenous and exogenous stimuli. Pain is mediated by nociceptors, through the peripheral sensory neurons that signal potential damage to the skin via stimulus conversion into electrical signals, which, in turn, are sent to higher brain centers.


pain; nociceptors; back pain; muscle relaxants; spasm; inflammation


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