Back Pain

Back pain is a common symptom that has many possible causes. The most common cause of new back pain is some sort of physical injury to the back, causing a sprain, strain, or soft tissue injury to the back. However, this needs to be differentiate from other causes such as ...

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Acute or short-term low back pain generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Most acute back pain is the result of trauma to the lower back or a disorder such as arthritis. Pain from trauma may be caused by a sports injury, work around the house ...1

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Causes

Back pain has many causes of which the most common is physical injury to the back region. Other causes include nerve disorders (usually affecting the spinal nerves) and internal organ disorders. Simple Causes: Various simple and common disorders can cause back pain ...

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Causes of Back Pain

A lot of things can go wrong with your back. A strained muscle or a problem with a disc or a bone can cause pain. Back pain might also arise from a fracture or tumor. Much of the time, though ...2

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Diagnosis of Back Pain

When Should I See a Doctor for Pain? In most cases, it is not necessary to see a doctor for back pain because pain usually goes away with or without treatment. However, a trip to the doctor is probably a ...3

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Causes List for Back Pain

Possible causes of Back Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

Is it back pain? Does it actually affect the back or some other region? What type? Sciatica? Consider whether any of these other symptoms may be a more precise description of your symptom. Other back symptoms include:

  • Back swelling
  • Back ...
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Types

There are many different types of back pain. They may be distinguished by their exact location, severity, onset, and other pain characteristics. Types of back pain include various locations of the back pain:

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Clinical Features of Back Pain

Signs to See a Doctor for Back Pain

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Treatments for Back Pain

For a new pain in the back, Andersson says he usually advises taking over-the-counter medications for the pain and staying away from activity that is hard on the back—lifting, carrying, bending, and twisting. “Then, wait for the ...5

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Prevention of Back Pain

Before you reach for that snow shovel this winter, think first about protecting your back. When you do battle with Old Man Winter, or tackle any other kind of heavy lifting at home or on the job, do everything you ...6

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ backpain/ backpain.htm
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ dec2014/ feature2
  3. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Back_Pain/ default.asp
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ dec2014/ feature2
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2007/ January/ docs/ 01features_02.htm

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