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Misdiagnosis of Back pain

Back pain: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Back pain may include these medical conditions:

  • Back or spine disorders causing back pain:
    • Back strain (type of Strain) - caused by lifting or other straining of spine or back
    • Sciatica
    • Disc condition
  • more causes...»

Back pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Back pain

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Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Back pain:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Back pain:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Back pain or confirming a diagnosis of Back pain, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Back pain may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Back pain. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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