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Back symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Back symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Back symptoms: back pain, stiff back, back lump, back weakness, back rash, Back numbness, Back tingling/paresthesias, Back itch or other types.

Back symptoms: Symptoms affecting the back. See detailed information below for a list of 1093 causes of Back symptoms, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Back symptoms:

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Stories from Users for Back symptoms

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Message Boards for Back symptoms

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Back symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Back symptoms

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Back symptoms: Deaths

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Organs affected by Back symptoms:

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Detailed list of causes of Back symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Back symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Back symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Back symptoms. Of the 1093 causes of Back symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 9 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 30 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1053 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Back symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Back symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Back symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Back symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

















  • Whiplash ... spinal cord damage, spinal arthritis

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Causes of Back symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Back symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Back symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Back symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Back symptoms:

    Subtypes of Back symptoms:

    Back pain (479 causes), Stiff back (33 causes), Back lump (26 causes), Back weakness (26 causes), Back rash (17 causes), Back numbness (9 causes), Back tingling/paresthesias (9 causes), Back weakness (26 causes), Back rash (17 causes), Back itch (12 causes), Back coldness sensation (6 causes), Back bruise (7 causes), Back spasm (7 causes), Back burning sensation (12 causes), Back lump (26 causes), Back blueness (9 causes), Back swelling (10 causes), Back coldness (7 causes), Back paralysis (19 causes), Back paresthesia (tingling) (13 causes), Hunching (12 causes), Kyphosis (247 causes), Back muscle pain (5 causes), Backache (66 causes), Lower back pain (89 causes), Middle back pain (31 causes), Upper back pain (20 causes), Spinal pain on palpation of the spinal vertebrae (15 causes), Vertebral fracture (13 causes), Spinal pain experienced on movement (18 causes), Spinal pain experienced when lying still (9 causes), Spine pain (12 causes), Spine symptoms (821 causes), Spine Tenderness (32 causes), Hunched shoulders (6 causes), Spina bifida (30 causes), Scoliosis (480 causes), Lordosis (97 causes), Sacroilitis (7 causes), Abnormal curvature of the spine (37 causes), Acne-like back skin symptoms (29 causes), Acute acne-like back skin symptoms (13 causes), Acute chronic spinal pain (5 causes), Acute chronic tailbone pain (3 causes), Acute ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (9 causes), Acute pimples on back (17 causes), Acute psoriasis-like back rash (11 causes), Acutely arched back (5 causes), Back muscle pain in pregnancy (14 causes), Back pain in children (42 causes), Back pain in pregnancy (14 causes), Back rash in children (8 causes), Back symptoms in pregnancy (14 causes), Backache in pregnancy (38 causes), Bad back (43 causes), Bad back in pregnancy (14 causes), Cervical cord injury (29 causes), Chronic aching back pain (8 causes), Chronic acne-like back skin symptoms (14 causes), Chronic ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (12 causes), Chronic pimples on back (7 causes), Chronic psoriasis-like back rash (6 causes), Chronic sciatic back pain (6 causes), Chronic sciatic pain on one side (12 causes), Intermittent sciatica (6 causes), Chronic spinal pain (6 causes), Chronic spinal pain increased by exercise (6 causes), Chronic tailbone pain (4 causes), Constant back pain (9 causes), Constant Back pain in children (28 causes), Constant backache in children (19 causes), Constant lower back pain in children (17 causes), Constant sacroiliac pain (11 causes), Colicky pain in the lower sacrum (5 causes), Constant Sacrum pain (8 causes), Constant spinal pain in children (4 causes), Constant Whiplash pain (5 causes), Continuous spine pain (11 causes), Corticospinal damage (7 causes), CVA tenderness, Damage to one or both of the corticospinal tracts (7 causes), Excessive fat on top of back (13 causes), Excessive hair growth on lower back in children (2 causes), Subcutaneous crepitation of the upper trunk (5 causes), Flattened vertebrae (45 causes), Forward slippage of one vertebra over another (2 causes), Gradual onset of spinal pain (11 causes), Gross rhythmic movements of the trunk (13 causes), Hemivertebrae (34 causes), Herniated disk (2 causes), Hump on the back (19 causes), Ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (16 causes), Incomplete spinal cord lesion (7 causes), Intermittent acne-like back skin symptoms (7 causes), Intermittent chronic sciatic back pain (8 causes), Intermittent chronic spinal pain (4 causes), Intermittent chronic tailbone pain (3 causes), Intermittent ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (3 causes), Intermittent paravertebral muscle spasm (11 causes), Intermittent pimples on back (8 causes), Intermittent psoriasis-like back rash (6 causes), Intermittent spinal pain (8 causes), Intervertebral disc inflammation (5 causes), Disc prolapse (4 causes), Kyphoscoliosis (96 causes), Kyphosis in children (21 causes), Lordosis in children (10 causes), Accumulation of cervicodorsal fat (2 causes), Low hairline at back of neck (25 causes), Lower back pain during pregnancy (22 causes), Lower back pain in children (27 causes), Lower back pain in pregnancy (17 causes), Mild acne-like back skin symptoms (8 causes), Mild chronic sciatic back pain (6 causes), Mild chronic spinal pain (3 causes), Mild chronic tailbone pain (2 causes), Mild ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (4 causes), Mild pimples on back (5 causes), Mild psoriasis-like back rash (3 causes), Palpation of the lumbar spine (1 cause), Paravertebral Muscle spasm (14 causes), Pimples on back (23 causes), Psoas sign (3 causes), Rash on chest and back in children (6 causes), Recurring acne-like back skin symptoms (10 causes), Recurring chronic sciatic back pain (4 causes), Recurring chronic spinal pain (4 causes), Recurring chronic tailbone pain (2 causes), Recurring ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (10 causes), Recurring pimples on back (6 causes), Recurring psoriasis-like back rash (9 causes), Ruptured intervertebral disk (4 causes), Sacral dimple (17 causes), Sacroiliac pain (11 causes), Sacrum pain (23 causes), Sciatica (30 causes), Sciatica in pregnancy (5 causes), Scoliosis in children (39 causes), Severe acne-like back skin symptoms (22 causes), Severe chronic sciatic back pain (7 causes), Severe chronic spinal pain (6 causes), Severe chronic tailbone pain (3 causes), Severe ichthyosis-like back skin symptoms (15 causes), Severe lower back pain (26 causes), Severe pimples on back (18 causes), Severe psoriasis-like back rash (10 causes), Severe, tearing pain in the lower back (14 causes), Severe upper back pain (13 causes), Spinal arthiritis (17 causes), Spinal arthritis (7 causes), Spinal cord injury (15 causes), Spinal cord lesion (1 cause), Spinal epidural abscess (2 causes), Stiffness in the back (25 causes), Strained lower back injury following exercise (7 causes), Substernal ache in the lower back (49 causes), Substernal back, Sudden onset of back pain in children (11 causes), Sudden onset of spinal pain (8 causes), Tender vertebral processes (20 causes), Tenderness of the spinous processes (21 causes), Vertebral spasms (11 causes), Back blister (9 causes), Back rigidity (13 causes), Lateral curvature of the spine (11 causes), Lumbar sprain following weight-lifting (2 causes), Lumbar bleeding (2 causes), Lumbar blister (5 causes), Lumbar bruise (2 causes), Lumbar burning sensation (9 causes), Lumbar deformity (9 causes), Lumbar infection (5 causes), Lumbar inflammation (5 causes), Lumbar itch (5 causes), Lumbar lump (9 causes), Lumbar numb (9 causes), Lumbar pathologies (15 causes), Lumbar rash (7 causes), Lumbar redness (5 causes), Lumbar spasm (6 causes), Lumbar tingling (9 causes), Lumbar ulcer (3 causes), Sacral bleeding (2 causes), Sacral blister (5 causes), Sacral itch (5 causes), Sacral pain (5 causes), Sacral rash (7 causes), Sacral spasm (6 causes), Sacral ulcer (3 causes), Sacrum bruise (2 causes), Sacrum burning sensation (9 causes), Sacrum deformity (10 causes), Sacrum infection (5 causes), Sacrum inflammation (5 causes), Sacrum lump (9 causes), Sacrum numb (9 causes), Sacrum redness (5 causes), Sacrum tingling (9 causes), Scapula bruise (5 causes), Scapula burning sensation (3 causes), Scapula infection (4 causes), Scapula inflammation (4 causes), Scapula lump (2 causes), Scapula stiff (5 causes), Scapula swelling (4 causes), Scapula tingling (3 causes), Scapula weakness (6 causes), Scapular numb (3 causes), Scapular pain (2 causes), Spinal blister (5 causes), Spinal burning sensation (9 causes), Spinal deformity (28 causes), Spinal infection (5 causes), Spinal inflammation (5 causes), Spinal itch (5 causes), Spinal lumbar bleeding (2 causes), Spinal lump (9 causes), Spinal numbness (9 causes), Spinal pain (11 causes), Spinal rash (7 causes), Spinal redness (5 causes), Spinal spasm (6 causes), Spinal tingling (9 causes), Spinal ulcer (3 causes), Thoracic spine bleeding (2 causes), Thoracic spine blister (8 causes), Thoracic spine deformity (9 causes), Thoracic spine redness (5 causes), Thoracic spine ulcer (3 causes), Thoracic tingling (13 causes), Thoracic vertebrae bleeding (2 causes), Thoracic vertebrae blister (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae bruise (2 causes), Thoracic vertebrae burning sensation (9 causes), Thoracic vertebrae deformity (9 causes), Thoracic vertebrae infection (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae inflammation (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae itch (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae lump (9 causes), Thoracic vertebrae numbness (9 causes), Thoracic vertebrae pain (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae rash (7 causes), Thoracic vertebrae redness (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae spasm (6 causes), Thoracic vertebrae tingling (9 causes), Thoracic vertebrae ulcer (3 causes), Vertebra symptoms (622 causes), Vertebral blister (5 causes), Vertebral bruise (2 causes), Vertebral burning sensation (9 causes), Vertebral deformity (9 causes), Vertebral infection (5 causes), Vertebral inflammation (5 causes), Vertebral itch (5 causes), Vertebral lumbar bleeding (2 causes), Vertebral lump (9 causes), Vertebral numbness (9 causes), Vertebral pain (5 causes), Vertebral rash (7 causes), Vertebral redness (5 causes), Vertebral spasm (6 causes), Vertebral tingling (9 causes), Vertebral ulcer (3 causes), Disc herniation (4 causes), Epidural abscess (7 causes), Forward bending of the spine (13 causes), Forward slippage of one vertebra (2 causes), Ulcer on the back (3 causes), Sudden onset of spinal rigidity (6 causes), Sudden onset of trapezius muscle weakness (4 causes), Gradual onset of back pain in children (17 causes), Gradual onset of sciatic pain (10 causes), Sudden onset of back stiffness (10 causes), Sudden onset of lower back pain due to renal etiology (8 causes), Sudden onset of rash on the back (8 causes), Sudden onset of rash on the back in children (8 causes), Protruded lumbar spine (3 causes), back ache (66 causes), back numbness (9 causes), back bruise (7 causes), back bleeding (2 causes), back redness (5 causes), back swelling (10 causes), back coldness (7 causes), back spasm (7 causes), back itch (12 causes), back deformity (9 causes), Disk herniation (3 causes), Costovertebral angle tenderness (11 causes), Coccydynia related to sports (9 causes), Spondylolisthesis (6 causes), Coccydynia (11 causes), Tailbone symptoms (17 causes), Cervical injury (11 causes), Constant coccydynia (6 causes), Opisthotonos (41 causes), Cervical stenosis (10 causes), Cerebrospinal fluid leakage (20 causes), spine bruise (2 causes), Coccyx pain (15 causes), Opisthotonus (22 causes), Constant coccyx pain (12 causes), Cervicitis (13 causes), Diskitis (5 causes), lumbar pain (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Back symptoms:

    Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

    Symptoms related to Back symptoms:

    Back tingling (13 causes), Back pain (479 causes), Back ache (66 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Burning sensations (446 causes), Tingling symptoms (951 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Sprain (3 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Spasm (2183 causes)

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