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What can be the cause of back pain?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Many problems

The most common causes of back pain (in decreasing order of importance) are weight gain, poor core strength, spinal arthritis, muscle or tendon sprain, or muscle spasm.
You should see a trained professional to fully assess your specific cause.

In brief: Many problems

The most common causes of back pain (in decreasing order of importance) are weight gain, poor core strength, spinal arthritis, muscle or tendon sprain, or muscle spasm.
You should see a trained professional to fully assess your specific cause.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
it partly depends on the nature of the back pain, if chronic, it is more likely to be musculoskeletal, related to your bones and muscles. If it is intermittent, depending on where, it could be kidney,ovarian, even maybe gallbladder. If you need to take medication for it on a regular basis, you should definitely see your doctor!
Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management

In brief: Depends

Injury, degeneration, inflamation etc.
Get a thorough evaluation by a reputable chronic pain specialist (not a surgeon as the first line of attack). Find out specifically what is causing the pain then treat it. Do not mask the pain with medications since that will not enhance your life, but rather treat the root cuase with as minimally invasive treatment as is possible. Start the journey today.

In brief: Depends

Injury, degeneration, inflamation etc.
Get a thorough evaluation by a reputable chronic pain specialist (not a surgeon as the first line of attack). Find out specifically what is causing the pain then treat it. Do not mask the pain with medications since that will not enhance your life, but rather treat the root cuase with as minimally invasive treatment as is possible. Start the journey today.
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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