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Low Back Pain

Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your back pain include

  • degenerative joint disease (also called osteoarthritis)

  • sciatica

  • disk disease

  • polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

  • spinal stenosis.

There are many other possibilities, however.

While conservative measures, such as heat, rest, and over-the-counter pain relievers may help, it is a good idea to see your health care provider for evaluation of your back pain.

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