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What are the causes of chronic lower back pain?

What are the causes of chronic lower back pain?

Variety: Low back pain can be as simple as a muscle strain and sprain or as serious as a disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Back pain that persists more than a week needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What is the possible cause of chronic lower back pain? Thanks.

Many causes: There are many causes for back pain. At 21 years old however they are limited. There may be a disc herniation or degeneration but that is much less likely, although still possible. It could be a simple muscle stain. The overwhelming majority of cases of lbp get better in 4-6 weeks. If you have had the problem for more than that time frame then get help. See your pcp or a spine physiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes chronic lower back pain? All tests are normal. It's stabbing and burning pain.

What causes chronic lower back pain?  All tests are normal.  It's stabbing and burning pain.

Evaluation Needed: After a proper history, physical exam and any necessary imaging (x-ray/mri) is obtained and reviewed a sufficient diagnosis can be made. Treatment may include but is not limited to ice, heat, massage, nsaid's, physical therapy, chiropractic, orthopedist, and pain management. ...Read more

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Why am I having chronic lower back pain?

Probably because: you fell and injured something as you stated in your other post... ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic lower back pain.Please help!?

What to do if I have chronic lower back pain.Please help!?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. Please go to see a health care provider (pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine doctor ..) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done to make chronic lower back pain tolerable?

Several ways--you : Be proactive with lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. If needed. Additional treatment can include physical rherapy, medication & possible pain management techniques. A simple back support may help. Otc meds may help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

What is the best way to get help for chronic lower back pain?

Osteopathic Doctor: If conventional examinations haven't found the cause or conventional treatments haven't relieved the pain, consider an evaluation by an osteopathic physician, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and osteopathic manipulation. They can often find the cause and/or treat it when others can't. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more