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Back & neck Pain
Back pain may be a symptom of many different medical illnesses and conditions.

Causes and Symptoms of Back Pain
X-ray X–ray A review of a medical history and symptoms is essential. To further explore the diagnosis, your doctor will perform a physical examination including: height and weight measurements, inspection of your back muscles and spine; and specific maneuvers to check for pain, muscle tenderness or weakness, stiffness, and nerve abnormalities such as tingling or numbness. If your doctor determines that your back pain is due to muscle strain, obesity, or pregnancy, you may need no additional tests.
However, if your doctor suspects a more serious problem involving your vertebrae or spinal nerves (especially if your back pain has lasted longer than 12 weeks), you may need one or more of the following tests for back pain: