Rheumatologist Questions Back Pain

I have never had a back injury, then why do I have a constant back pain?

I am a 28 year old woman and I am suffering from constant lower back pain. If I have never had any fall or back injury, then what could be the cause of my back pain? What are the tests that I should undergo to diagnose the issue?

3 Answers

There are many causes of lower back pain. An internist is a good place to start. He or she should take a thorough history and physical and may order x-rays and lab tests.
Young women with back pain may have either referred pain from a pelvic or colon problem or an inflammatory arthritis of the spine, probably ankylosing spondylitis. I advise going to a rheumatologist who can do an X-ray of your spine and look for inflammatory sacroileitis. If you go to an orthopedic surgeon, he may want to do unnecessary tests and MRIs and nerve blocks.
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Please see a Rheumatologist! I would recommend to perform Blood work for Rheumatic Problem and Radiologic studies to identify the cause of the pain.
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