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Nonspecific Back Pain

Nonspecific Back Pain | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Back pain can be unbearable. It can also be just a nagging annoyance. A healthcare provider should be seen if the pain is severe, lasts more than a few days, or keeps a person from daily activities.

Specific symptoms include:

  • muscle spasms
  • pain in the lower or upper back
  • pain that radiates to the thighs, buttocks, or arms
  • tenderness when the back is touched

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    Nonspecific Back Pain: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Terry Mason, MPH
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/30/01

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