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Can gout cause lower back pain?

Can gout cause lower back pain?

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

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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If I have lower back pain of late as well as sometimes numbness of my right toes, being a gout sufferer, what does this all mean?

If I have lower back pain of late as well as sometimes numbness of my right toes,  being a gout sufferer,  what does this all mean?

Various Causes: Low back pain and one-sided leg, foot or toe pain/numbness could be related to a vertebral disc issue in the spine, or piriformis (buttock) muscle spasm, both of which can produce sciatica symptoms. Additionally, low back pain and gout in a young person suggests a suboptimal diet which may also raise the risk for diabetic changes in blood vessels of the feet (as well as eyes, heart and kidneys). ...Read more

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Can gout cause sciatic like pain. i have 6.5 uric acid level. have pain in right leg.right knee and lower back pain.

Can gout cause sciatic like pain. i have 6.5 uric acid level. have pain in right leg.right knee and lower back pain.

Gout and Sciatica?: This would be quite rare. Being that gout is a joint based inflammatory condition, this is highly unlikely. Keep working on getting that UA level under 6 though. Sciatica can be successfully treated though with icing, stretching, physical therapy and even anti-inflammatories (motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc.). ...Read more

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Had high uric acid, but my gp say its not gout as both my feet aren't swollen. I had a X-ray taken with no bone fractures, but the pain won't go away.

Had high uric acid, but my gp say its not gout as both my feet aren't swollen. I had a X-ray taken with no bone fractures, but the pain won't go away.

Did you: If u had blood work with high uric acid and it doesn't have to be swollen on both feet to have to have gout. Might want another opinion. Why did your doc say it wasn't gout. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gout to attack your low back at the waistline ? Not the spine area

Is it possible for gout to attack your low back at the waistline ? Not the spine area

No: Gout is a condition in which uric acid crystals are deposited in a joint that can cause pain and swelling. To specifically answer your question, gout can only affects the joints of the body. Gout will typically affect the joints of the feet and hands, the knee and the elbow. It would be uncommon therefore to cause pain in the area of the low back or waistline. ...Read more

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My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

Head: X-ray not necessarily, being evaluated for it yes. Common area to swell up and more than likely should be ok, but let a medical professional evaluate it and determine next step. Likely observation will be the right approach unless develops any vomiting, major change in behavior, etc. ...Read more

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I injured my lower back pushing a car out of snow. I had a back x-ray, is showed mild osteophytosis in the thoracolumbar spine, what does that mean?

Osteophytosis?: The term means you have multiple bone spurs along the spine segment you had xrayed. Alone, osteophytes are not particularly worrisome. They document wear ; tear on your back which should be no surprise if you are pushing cars and are 67. If you have local back pain you probably more likely have a muscular injury from exertion. If pain radiates into legs, MRI would be more helpful. ...Read more