Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Back Pain after Lifting Symptoms

Symptoms of acute back pain after lifting include:

  • Back pain:
    • Pain worsens with movement
    • Certain positions may trigger sharp pains
    • Pain usually improves with rest
    • Pain does not usually interrupt normal activities
  • Back stiffness
  • Back tenderness:
    • Tenderness to the muscles on either side of the spine
  • Muscle spasms

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Last Updated: May 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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