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What causes pain in the joints and back?

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Dr. Robert O'Leary
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Various

Low back pain is second only to the common cold for visits to a doctor. Overloading the muscles and ligaments, straining the joints or even herniating a disc can all cause low back pain.
Determining the cause of the pain creates the cure which can be wildly different. A good history and physical examination by a physician is the way to get to the root of your pains.

In brief: Various

Low back pain is second only to the common cold for visits to a doctor. Overloading the muscles and ligaments, straining the joints or even herniating a disc can all cause low back pain.
Determining the cause of the pain creates the cure which can be wildly different. A good history and physical examination by a physician is the way to get to the root of your pains.
Dr. Robert O'Leary
Dr. Robert O'Leary
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Another cause of LBP

You doctor also needs to screen for the presence of ankylosing spondylitis.
This is a condition most often associated with young males and a simple blood test can help to screen for its presence. It is often an overlooked cause of chronic back pain in your age group.

In brief: Another cause of LBP

You doctor also needs to screen for the presence of ankylosing spondylitis.
This is a condition most often associated with young males and a simple blood test can help to screen for its presence. It is often an overlooked cause of chronic back pain in your age group.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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