As a nation, the UK is incredibly giving and Going Back Giving Back is born out of this generosity. Presenter Aled Jones will explore someone's personal history to see how they can positively change the life of another.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Going Back Giving Back - Back pain - Netflix
Back pain is pain felt in the back of the body. It is divided into neck pain (cervical), middle back pain (thoracic), lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) based on the segment affected. The lumbar area is the most common area for pain, as it supports most of the weight in the upper body. Episodes of back pain may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Discomfort can radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include numbness, or weakness in the legs and arms. Back pain can originate from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Internal structures such as the gallbladder, pancreas, aorta, and kidneys may also cause referred pain in the back. Back pain is common, with about nine out of ten adults experiencing it at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults having it every year. Some estimate up to 95% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the most common cause of chronic pain, and is a major contributor of missed work and disability. However, it is rare for back pain to be permanently disabling. In most cases of herniated disks and stenosis, rest, injections or surgery have similar general pain resolution outcomes on average after one year. In the United States, acute low back pain is the fifth most common reason for physician visits and causes 40% of missed days off work. Additionally, it is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
Going Back Giving Back - Red flags - Netflix
Imaging is not typically needed in the initial diagnosis or treatment of back pain. However, if there are certain “red flag” symptoms present plain radiographs (x-ray), CT scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be recommended. These red flags include: History of cancer Unexplained weight loss Immunosuppression Urinary infection Intravenous drug use Prolonged use of corticosteroids Back pain not improved with conservative management History of significant trauma Minor fall or heavy lift in a potentially osteoporotic or elderly individual Acute onset of urinary retention, overflow incontinence, loss of anal sphincter tone, or fecal incontinence Saddle anesthesia Global or progressive motor weakness in the lower limbs
Going Back Giving Back - References - Netflix