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What could be causing my right sided flank/back pain?

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Dr. Chris Heck
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Muscle fatigue

Back pain is a very ubiquitous complaint and, unfortunately, does not isolate with any specific diagnosis.
Possibilities include muscle fatigue (most common), disk degeneration, kidney pathology, spinal stress fractures, spine joint (facet) arthritis, or even chest wall/rib injuries. This would require a thorough history and physical examination by your physician.

In brief: Muscle fatigue

Back pain is a very ubiquitous complaint and, unfortunately, does not isolate with any specific diagnosis.
Possibilities include muscle fatigue (most common), disk degeneration, kidney pathology, spinal stress fractures, spine joint (facet) arthritis, or even chest wall/rib injuries. This would require a thorough history and physical examination by your physician.
Dr. Chris Heck
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Lots of things

The spine itself (bones, disks, small joints, ligaments, muscles) can be affected by aging (degeneration), infection, trauma, tumors.
Internal organs like the kidney can have problems causing pain in this area. The details of your pain can help your health care provider localize your problem. Pain is a symptom, not a diagnosis (cause of the symptoms).

In brief: Lots of things

The spine itself (bones, disks, small joints, ligaments, muscles) can be affected by aging (degeneration), infection, trauma, tumors.
Internal organs like the kidney can have problems causing pain in this area. The details of your pain can help your health care provider localize your problem. Pain is a symptom, not a diagnosis (cause of the symptoms).
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