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Can a bacterial infection cause back pain ?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Back pain

Yes an infection can cause back pain.
You can get an infection in the bone or disc. Can an evaluation by a spine specialist and an mri.

In brief: Back pain

Yes an infection can cause back pain.
You can get an infection in the bone or disc. Can an evaluation by a spine specialist and an mri.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Timothy Schultz
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Assume you are asking about a throat infection and not one that is in the kidneys.
Back pain should be evaluated to be sure the infection has not spread to an organ like the kidney or bowel. Infection in an organ can refer pain to the back.

In brief: Yes

Assume you are asking about a throat infection and not one that is in the kidneys.
Back pain should be evaluated to be sure the infection has not spread to an organ like the kidney or bowel. Infection in an organ can refer pain to the back.
Dr. Timothy Schultz
Dr. Timothy Schultz
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Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Bacteria from a kidney infection can cause back pain.

In brief: Yes

Bacteria from a kidney infection can cause back pain.
Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Direct infection of the spine and/or the area around the vertebrae occurs.
Additionally, endocarditis, a heart infection can cause back pain.

In brief: Yes

Direct infection of the spine and/or the area around the vertebrae occurs.
Additionally, endocarditis, a heart infection can cause back pain.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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