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Lower back pain: Introduction

Lower back pain: Pain in the lower back region. See detailed information below for a list of 89 causes of Lower back pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Lower back pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Lower back pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Lower back pain

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Causes of Types of Lower back pain:

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Lower back pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Lower back pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Lower back pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Lower back pain

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Message Boards for Lower back pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Lower back pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Lower back pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Lower back pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • General inspection
    • Posture, gait, level of distress
  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the lower back, examine range of movement of the back to reproduce pain, palpation of the back
    • Neurological examination of the lower limbs
    • Examine hip and sacro-iliac joints
  • more tests...»

Lower back pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Lower back pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Lower back pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Lower back pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Lower back pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Lower back pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Lower back pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Lower back pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Lower back pain

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Lower back pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Lower back pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Lower back pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Lower back pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Lower back pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Lower back pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Lower back pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lower back pain. Of the 89 causes of Lower back pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 79 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lower back pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Lower back pain' 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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Causes of Lower back pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lower back pain 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 Lower back pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Lower back pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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

    Classifications of Lower back pain:

    Subtypes of Lower back pain:

    Lumbar pain (9 causes), Sciatica (30 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Lower back pain:

    Back pain (479 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Lower back pain:

    Stiff back (33 causes), Upper back pain (20 causes), Midback pain (31 causes), Buttock pain (28 causes), Leg pain (214 causes), Hip pain (111 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Back pain (479 causes), Sciatica (30 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Back injury, Back strain, New exercise programs, Excessive lifting, Slipped disc, Disc disorder, Disc injury, Chronic back pain

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    Medical News summaries about Lower back pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Lower back pain

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