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A 26-year-old female asked:

what could be the possible cause of constant backache at the age of 18 years. and how to manage it?

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Dr. Johan Nell
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Backache: it could be caused by being seated for too long if studying a lot, try get up and take short walks revising your work. it will also help to see how much work you have learnt.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have a right lower backache what can it be?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
Back ache: The most common cause of back ache is muscle spasm. If the pain is on the side then the back muscles beside the vertebra cause the pain when having injury or physical exercise or even a sudden changing of your position, the other cause may be disc prolapse which needs a physical examination by your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Backache when slumping. Told I look like gamer. What can I do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See doctor: Without more information and an examination it would be impossible to even speculate. See a good back surgeon and get a full detailed evaluation, which may necessitate imaging studies (plain x-rays, ct scans, mri, etc.) good luck.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do I get a referral for pt for my backache?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See your doc: In some states, a doctor needs to write a prescription for physical therapy. That is true in my state (massachusetts) . In other states a doctors prescription is not needed but insurance companies may need a doctors prescription to pay for it. Any actively practicing, licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physicians assistant working under a licensed doctor can issue a referral.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Should I go to a healer? Nothing from traditional medicine helps my backache.

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Alternative healers: Yes. First, don't give up. Second, there are many alternative modalities that work quite well--acupuncture, massage, yoga, osteopathic manipulation, etc. A lot of it has to do with how well you are able to communicate with the healer or doctor, which then allows you more effectively to utilize your own healing capability.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can my backpain be associated with my carseat?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Maybe: Some back pain can be associated with prolonged driving and staying in 1 position for many hours. Also, older vehicles with poor shocks may result in back pain due to increased vibration and forces transmitted to the driver.

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