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A 31-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old male:

Back pain very bad only at night when resting and when first wake up. muscle weakness felt in arm and leg. 6ft tall. worried about cancer. thoughts?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See orthopedic : Likely not cancer.There are many causes of back pain beside cancer and cancer is not the most common.It can be muscle strain,arthritis,spinal stenosis,etcNormally you should not have significant muscle weakness.I would get evaluated.

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