Back Discomfort Symptoms: stiffness and aching in the back, occasionally spreading down the legs or buttocks, and sometimes starting from lifting heavy objects or injuries.
Menstruation, walking, moving, coughing, and sneezing all wear off pain.
Antacids, analgesics, bending backward, and bed rest all help to relieve pain.
The most frequent type of back pain is caused by a strain in the lower back.
Fractures, disc abnormalities such as disc bulge or disc prolapse, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, renal colic, and acidity are the most common causes of back pain.
Your doctor will inquire about the following: the precise location of the pain, any back injuries, activities such as sudden bending or weight lifting, pain or numbness in the buttocks or legs, urinary incontinence, difficulty or pain with urinating, blood in urine, abdominal pain, hip pain, fever or chills, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, vaginal discharge.
Your doctor will also want to know whether you've ever had an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI of your spine, or any other testing of your backbone, and what they revealed, as well as if you've ever had spine surgery.
Your doctor will want to know if you are currently taking any drugs, notably steroids.
Your doctor will order tests such as XRAY, CTSCAN, MRI, BONE SCAN, BMD SPINE, and BLOOD INVESTIGATION.
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