In the United States, acute and chronic neck and lower back pain is a major issue in healthcare. Approximately 75% of Americans will experience back pain at some point. Most patients do not require surgery, but 3%-5% of patients with back pain have a herniated disk, and 1%-2% have compression of a nerve root. Can you correctly identify the source of back pain and indicate proper treatment?
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