- Your Swelling on Both Sides of the Back May Also be Known as:
- Both sides of back are puffy
- Both sides of back are swollen
- Both sides of back feel puffy
- Both sides of back feel swollen
- Puffiness in both sides of back
- Puffiness in sides of back
- Puffy sides of back
- Sides of back are puffy
- Sides of back are swollen
- Sides of back feel puffy
Top 2 Swelling on Both Sides of the Back Causes
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.
- 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
- Emergency medical service
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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).
- 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
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?
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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”).