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Contents for Back pain
  1. Introduction: Back pain
  2. Causes (479 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (253 listings)
  5. Diagnostic tests (23 listings)
  6. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (23 listings)
  7. Combined symptoms
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Back pain

Hurting back: Hurting back is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Back pain (Hurting back): See detailed list of causes below.

Back pain (medical symptom): Pain in the back region.

Article Excerpts for Hurting back:

Back pain (medical symptom): Back pain is a symptom that can arise from many causes. It can range from a dull, annoying ache to absolute agony. Many cases of back pain are caused by stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Back Pain Information Page: NINDS)

Back pain has become the high price paid by our modern lifestyle and is a startlingly common cause of disability for many Americans, including both active and inactive people. Back pain that spreads to the leg is called sciatica and is a very common condition (see below). Another common type of back pain is associated with the discs of the spine, the soft, spongy padding between the vertebrae (bones) that form the spine. Discs protect the spine by absorbing shock, but they tend to degenerate over time and may sometimes rupture. Spondylolisthesis is a back condition that occurs when one vertebra extends over another, causing pressure on nerves and therefore pain. Also, damage to nerve roots (see Spine Basics in the Appendix) is a serious condition, called radiculopathy, that can be extremely painful. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Causes of Back pain (Hurting back)

The list of medical condition causes of Back pain (Hurting back) includes:

  • Back injury
    • Back strain (type of Strain)
    • Strained ligaments
    • Back muscle injury
    • Strained back muscles

All 479 causes of Back pain

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