Back pain

Also known as Backache, Dorsal Pain, Dorsalgia, Dorsodynia, and Notalgia

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of back pain are chronic back pain, sprain or strain, and lumbago. Other possible causes, such as urinary tract infection, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with back pain, 48% report having neck pain, 38% report having leg pain, and 28% report having sharp abdominal pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with back pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, urinalysis, intravenous fluid replacement, x-ray computed tomography, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging and liver function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with back pain include cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, metaxalone (skelaxin), orphenadrine (flexon), chlorzoxazone, iopamidol (isovue), choline, reteplase, cisatracurium (nimbex) and oxandrolone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for back pain include . On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get back pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.7x
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