What are the causes of my chronic back pain?

Don't Know. This is a general question with a huge list of possible answers. Your best bet would be to get a thorough work-up by a pain management doctor, orthopedist or physical medicine/rehab doctor. Some of the more common causes of back pain include musculoskeletal spasm, strain/sprain, arthritis, herniated discs, history of previous back surgery, scoliosis, and trauma.
Many. At your age, usually muscular, disc bulges, or genetics such as family history of arthritis. Try otc meds, heat, rest, massage. If that does not work, talk to pain doc for eval and options.

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What's acute vs chronic back pain cause?

See below. No one really knows the answer for sure but i will give you my opinion. Acute back pain can often come from overstretched muscles and will usually calm down on its own. Muscles generally heal well. Back pain that becomes more chronic often suggests a problem with the deeper structures like discs, joints, ligaments (these connect bone to bone). Read more...
Duration of pain. Acute is pain less than six weeks in duration chronic over six weeks in duration. Read more...
Acute vs Chronic. Acute back pain resolves within six weeks .After six weeks it is considered chronic back pain. Read more...

Is it possible to have chronic back pain without any cause?

Yes. There are many reasons for chronic back pain in young people like yourself. It can be due to a disc problem in your back, a genetic arthritis problem, a uterus or ovary problem, stress, even depression. See your doctor. You might need to see a back specialist too. Read more...
Yes. However at your age i would be surprised if it was a significant degenerative process without an inciting event. That said many rheumatoid conditions can cause back pain as well as ob/gyn causes as well. I would suggest seeing your doctor to figure out what may be the cause. Read more...

Is it possible for an epidural cause chronic back pain?

Epidural. If the epidural was done correctly and by a md properly trained - then no you should not have back pain. Read more...
Highly unlikely. It would have to be a significant complication like an injection into the thecal sac rather than the epidural region or cause a blood clot (hematoma) or a allergic reaction causing a local response to the neural tissues. These are very rare issues. More likely the reasons sought for the injection cause the ongoing pain. If given for delivery even less likely for chronic back pain to develop. Read more...

How do you treat chronic back pain caused by an epidural?

Back pain. There might be no relation between your back pain and previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

Can arachnoiditis be caused from a previous spinal anesthesia during a c-section? Have chronic back pain since. Pregnant again and scared for spinal

Varies. Arachnoiditis is a scarring that occurs inside the dural sac often associated with a clumping if the nerve roots and chronic pain. It.would seem fairly unlikely to occur from a spinal, but it can occur in theory from any intervention into the spine. Read more...