Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems experienced by most people at some time in their life. It can be acute, usually lasting from a few days to a few weeks, or chronic, lasting for more than three months. Dr. Samtani is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the back, neck, and spine in Dubuque, IA. Click on the below links to learn more.