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How can I tell the difference between arthritis or just back pain?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MRI

Lower back pain is caused by many factors (back arthritis, muscle spasms, ligament tears).
To differentiate simple muscle spams from lower back arthritis ( disc disease, joint degeneration, ligament overgrowth, etc), you will need a lumbar spine mri.

In brief: MRI

Lower back pain is caused by many factors (back arthritis, muscle spasms, ligament tears).
To differentiate simple muscle spams from lower back arthritis ( disc disease, joint degeneration, ligament overgrowth, etc), you will need a lumbar spine mri.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Gabor Racz
Anesthesiology

In brief: Could be both

Need to find out and be treated right.

In brief: Could be both

Need to find out and be treated right.
Dr. Gabor Racz
Dr. Gabor Racz
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