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Learn about your swelling on both sides of the back, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your swelling on both sides of the back from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

Swelling on Both Sides of the Back Checker

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Your Swelling on Both Sides of the Back May Also be Known as:
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Top 2 Swelling on Both Sides of the Back Causes

  1. 1.Traumatic Vertebral Fracture

    Vertebral fracture is a fracture or dislocation of a vertebra that can cause bone fragments to pinch and damage the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Most spinal fractures occur from car accidents, falls, gunshot, or sports.

    Call 911 immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, constant back pain, severe back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain affecting the spine
    Symptoms that always occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    mild back pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Unexplained Acute Low Back Pain

    A precise anatomical cause for low back pain is rarely identified. Often, the specific cause of the pain is unknown and is likely due to strain on the bones and muscles of the back from heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, or bad posture.

    Back pain often resolves within a few weeks. You can safely manage the pain at home with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil) and acetominophen (Tylenol).

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, fever, back pain
    Symptoms that always occur with unexplained acute low back pain:
    lower back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with unexplained acute low back pain:
    buttocks numbness, thigh numbness, involuntary defecation, fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling on Both Sides of the Back

  • Q.Is your back swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your back been swollen?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.How would you describe the cause of your lower back pain?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our swelling on both sides of the back symptom checker.

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Swelling on Both Sides of the Back Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the back have also experienced:

    • 9% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 9% Lower Back Pain
    • 9% Sharp Lower Back Pain
  • People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the back had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
    • 20% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the back were most often matched with:

    • 7% Unexplained Acute Low Back Pain
    • 3% Traumatic Vertebral Fracture
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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