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What could cause back and neck pain?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: MANY

There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain.
The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation.

In brief: MANY

There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain.
The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
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In brief: Many possible causes

It's been suggested that the 'most common causes' may be 'sprain/strain and arthritis.
Possibly, true-don't have the stats-but i find the most common easily reversible causes r dysfunctions of thoracic & cervical spine & ribs.A good history followed by proper exam & possible testing, including a good osteopathic hands-on exam could lead, in many cases, to quick resolution of pain, right in office.

In brief: Many possible causes

It's been suggested that the 'most common causes' may be 'sprain/strain and arthritis.
Possibly, true-don't have the stats-but i find the most common easily reversible causes r dysfunctions of thoracic & cervical spine & ribs.A good history followed by proper exam & possible testing, including a good osteopathic hands-on exam could lead, in many cases, to quick resolution of pain, right in office.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Many things

In this short space i can't even begin to list all the possible causes.
See your pcp if this is a chronic problem.

In brief: Many things

In this short space i can't even begin to list all the possible causes.
See your pcp if this is a chronic problem.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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