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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper, lower) . the following also describe me: pain shooting down the leg, back tenderness to touch, obesity, stiff joints, and leg weakness. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can check now: There are many possible causes of pain in the back in young adults. A doctor can check now. There could be a muscle strain or spasm, inflammation in the joints or tendons, nerve pain from the spine or on the skin, an spine bone problem, etc... Obesity must be cured, as it causes back pain and a lot of other health problems. Thus, eat only a tiny amount daily, while getting treatment for back pain.
Last updated Jul 18, 2018
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