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Low back cramps or spasms

Low back cramps or spasms is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of low back cramps or spasms are lumbago, chronic back pain, and sprain or strain. Other possible causes, such as chronic pain disorder, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with low back cramps or spasms often receive radiographic imaging procedure, urinalysis, complete blood count, kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel and standard pregnancy test .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with low back cramps or spasms include cyclobenzaprine, diazepam (valium), hydromorphone (dilaudid), methocarbamol, docusate (colace), midodrine, docusate / sennosides, usp, oxaprozin, dutasteride (avodart), colchicine, orphenadrine (flexon), carisoprodol (soma) and sildenafil (viagra) .

Cyclobenzaprine
$12
(28 days)
Diazepam (Valium)
$7
(28 days)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
$50
(21 days)
Methocarbamol
$14
(28 days)
Docusate (Colace)
$3
(21 days)
Midodrine
$106
(28 days)
Oxaprozin
$20
(28 days)
Dutasteride (Avodart)
$97
(28 days)
Colchicine
$30
(28 days)
Orphenadrine (Flexon)
$37
(21 days)
Carisoprodol (Soma)
$12
(28 days)
Sildenafil (Viagra)
$538
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for low back cramps or spasms include age 30-44 years race/ethnicity = black. On the other hand, age 60-74 years and age 1-4 years almost never get low back cramps or spasms.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
2.2x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.7x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
0.9x
Other
1.4x
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