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What are the reasons for needing surgery for back pain?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Unstable spine: With nerves at risk . Back pain surgery are attempts to change out uncomfortable strucures for more comfortable structures or to stop painful small joint movements although scarred muscle hurts and stiff joints arent always percieved as more comfortable works occasionally is very diagnosis and patient dependant patient selection is key.

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A male asked:

What can be reasons for back pain?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Lots: It depends on what caused the back pain. Other than musculoskeletal causes, there are several organs that can refer pain to the back as well. You should have your physician evaluate you further.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

Back pain i need a answer?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks.

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