As people spend more time inside because of the pandemic, they are less likely to seek relief for back pain. The article discusses the experience of a firefighter who suffered from chronic back pain. At the time of publication, it had been a year since he had back surgery, but he was already suffering from worsening pain. There are a number of things that could cause pain to intensify as people sit for longer periods of the day.
Spinal compression can affect the nerves. In the case of the patient in the article, it was a cyst that was causing the problem, something that needs to be treated, and not ignored. After his first surgery, the firefighter is looking forward to a second surgery and further improvement in the way he feels.
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