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A 37-year-old female asked:

pain in back where kidneys r both sides. worse with movement. could b because of lack of movement? mucle atropy maybe? no infection test r fine.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle or bone: Chronic back discomfort on motion usually comes from musculoskeletal structures(spine or muscles of the back). Xrays of the spine would diagnose arthritis which may be the cause of the discomfort.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Sprain/strain: It sounds like a low back strain/sprain. Muscle atrophy is not an issue.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Back pain can have many causes. In addition to musculoskeletal issues, such as a strain, arthritis, slipped disc, etc., other causes can include most gynecologic issues, urinary issues, colon or other intestinal issues, and even heart and lung problems. Best to see your doctor as an examination is certainly necessary to find the cause of your back pain.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2016

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