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Does Osteoporosis Cause Back Pain
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more severe mineral loss that does increase the likelihood of fractures. Neither causes pain unless you actually break a bone. (if you have either, be sure your vitamin d level is high enough. Your doctor can do a blood test. But don't overdo vitamin d.). ...Read more
It May: Severe constipation can cause buttock ; back pain. But the reverse is also true. Some back pain medications can cause constipation. Also, diseases (some quite serious) that affect the colon or pelvic area can cause both buttock/back pain and severe constipation. If the pain does not go away long term after your bowels are going again, see your doctor! ...Read more
No, but you can-: -have back symptoms from urinary causes. Many times it is referred to the back. ...Read more
Occassionally: The appendix for the most part hangs free in the peritoneal cavity off the cecum. When inflammation starts and is mucosal in origin, symptoms are periumbilical. As inflammation spreads to surface serosa, parin in RLQ. When appendix is retrocecal then the surface inflammation is presented to the back region with lower back side pain ...Read more
SLE can cause many..: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimic many disease states. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body somehow produces "autoantibodies" which attack its own tissues--virtually all organs/tissues can be involved--can involve bones/joints and thus back/joint pain.You likely have other symptoms as well. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's possible...: Although, not the common spot for uric acid accumulation, gout in the back may be the source of your problem. More likely is that gout may cause pain in the feet and/or ankles which alter your gait and can cause your back to become painful. Get checked properly by your doctor. ...Read more
Different types of p: It is not uncommon for someone with a back injury to have nerve pain. Nerve pain can be experienced as radiating pain away from the spine and into the buttocks, hip or leg. You can have back pain that is not specifically related to a nerve injury. You would need to be evaluated by a physician to better determine the nature and cause of your pain. This will help determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Can, But...: Many patients with low back pain develop depression, but the cause and effect relationship is unclear. The depression is likely because they are dealing with a chronic illness on a daily basis rather than the back pain itself causing the altered mood. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tender points: I agree with ali. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly indirectly.: If you have dry, rough, stool and are straining excessively to pass stool - that could be a source of back pain that would be in conjunction with hemorrhoids (but not caused by it). If you have large external hemorrhoids and alter your gait or how you sit to decrease presurre on hemorrhoids (compensate) that could also lead to back pain. Take care. ...Read more
Many things: 30's female bemoans neck & low back pain. Assuming no more than chronic soft tissue problem, absent acuity, urgency & infection, then thought of primary pelvic sacroiliac joint injury; type commonly associated with chronic muscle spasms of contralateral posterior shoulder girdle (trapezius, rhomboids & latissimus dorsi). Rocky pelvis supports tilted spine tower with spastic muscle-cable supports. ...Read more
It can, so can other: Lots of things can cause right pelvic pain. If it is new, or a change in pattern, for a 61 Y.O. Woman, would not assume ibs, until other potentially more serious causes are evaluated, e.g. Gyn/ovarian issues, other colon or GI problems, hernias, etc.. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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