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Lower Back Pain Questions Please Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 02-12-06 6:38pm

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around christmas my mother developed a horrible cold, she still has she gets one every year. Further, she fell down 3 stairs. Her back hurt a little then felt better. About 1 week later, she carried a bag full of full cans. Right after that her back started killing and still does. It seems the pain is located around the sides of her lower back. She finally agreed to see a doc but is super scared they will say it is cancer causing the back pain. I dont feel any lumps or anything in the area. It just hurts. She is 55 and smokes. Ice seems to provide small relief so does a rubber waist support. So........
What are the odds this is cancer considering she had reasons to get sore?
Does cancer normally cause back pain?
I am so scared I really couldnt take losing my ma now. Please give me feedback or relate an incident you had that was similar and what it was. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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replied March 16th, 2006
Back Pain Answer A448
Obviously, there is a connection between hard labor and back pain. It seems that hard work has caused damage on your vertebral column or vertebral muscles. Given your mother’s age, it's safe to say that her vertebral column may suffer from various spondylotic changes that make her spine more vulnerable to physical traumas. Your mother can go to her doctor and request an X-ray image of the lumbar vertebral column. Cancer can also cause back pain but in this case physical trauma is considered a much more plausible cause.
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