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Definition of Pain, back

Pain, back: Pain in any part of the back. Pain in the back can relate to the bony spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the back, internal organs, or skin covering the back. Causes of back pain can include injury, overstress, or disease.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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