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What besides pain are symptoms of back problems?

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Back pain -- whether a dull ache or shooting -- is just one sign that something's going on with your back. You may also have feelings in your legs or arms:

Uncontrolled peeing or pooping could mean a serious problem like spinal cord compression. Call your doctor right away.

  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

From: Back Pain: What You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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Oh, W. January/February 2004. The Clinical Journal of Pain,

Friedman, F. , Lyons Press, 2004. Outwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop

Mayo Clinic: "Back pain: Symptoms."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

Oh, W. January/February 2004. The Clinical Journal of Pain,

Friedman, F. , Lyons Press, 2004. Outwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop

Mayo Clinic: "Back pain: Symptoms."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 13, 2017

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