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BACK PAIN Symptoms and Causes

If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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SPIRONOLACTONE Side Effects

Hyperkalaemia (208)
Renal Failure Acute (103)
Dyspnoea (81)
Dehydration (59)
Asthenia (56)
Gynaecomastia (55)
Diarrhoea (52)
Nausea (50)
Blood Potassium Increased (50)
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Fatigue (46)
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Weight Increased (19)
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Blood Pressure Increased (18)
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Recent Reviews

Back pain in my mid backafter 3-5 hrs of sleep, constant tossing and turning for rest of night.

For 7 months, I've been weak in my right leg with numbness in my right foot and hip. It's been so difficult moving around, so I don't go outside unless I have a medical appointment. Around May ending, after 8 months of pain and great anxiety, I recei

HELLO IAM STACEY HENDERSON,SORRY I PUT CAP'S JUST INCASE YOU COULDN'T READ IT I JUST WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION FOR MY DAD AS IAM VERY WORRIED HE'S BEEN SUFFERING WITH BACK PAIN ALL HIS LIFE AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS FOR THE PA

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I am a female patient from NY, age 33. I am being treated for Hashimoto Thyroiditis with Synthroid and Cytomel. I was concerned that after 11 years since my diagnosis, my hair is still falling out at an alarming rate. My doctor noticed that my testos

I started taking Spiro A YEAR AGO for my adult acne that no other medications have successfully treated. Spiro dried up all my oil and cleared my skin in 2 months! I have also gotten bigger breasts (but no complaints,here). The only downsides a

I was on Spironolactone (12.5 daily) . Hindsight, almost immediately I began suffering from ED. Mixed symptoms thought at the time from Diabetes T2 . Was also on Ace Inhibitors, Digoxin, Ibuprofenm Furosemide. After 18 months suddenly developed M

I'm 13 and since last year I've been having lower back pain. I cant bend down properly and I cant sit or lay down in a comfortable position. I'm 5'6 and have a very broad complexion, my weight is average, maybe a pound or two above the average weigh

I'm 27 f female from aust, i have been taking spironolactone for about four months now. I have been prescribed this due to hair loss (thining really quickly) and i have found it to be amazing! I have been having mood swings as a result and headache

I've been taking Gabapentin 300 mg twice a day for the past week. It was prescribed to deal with itchy skin syndrome caused by Polycythemia vera. The itching has entirley subsided, but I have been experiencing significant back and shoulder pain, usua

I took Beano (only one pill) last week and 2 hours later I ended up with a terrible stomach pain.I did not connect the dots, I suspected that it was caused by certain ingredients in the food I was eating. Itwas a very unique pain

Yesterday, after taking Sam-e with Glucosamine. I got a pain between my shoulder blade, jaw pain, dizziness, sweating. felt like a heart attack. I did not go to the hospital because of the money needed. No ins

<b><span style='font-weight: normal;'><b>After 6 weeks of oral lamisil I experienced</b>eczema, muscle weakness, asthma, bloody bowels, lower abdominal pain, dizziness, extreme f

63 yo man received Zostavax injection in the left upper arm 12/13/11. Developed painful blister on the right shoulder and pain at the right lower ribs 12/10/11.

After using Clobetasol for a two week cycle, my doctor suggested I use it one day during the week, applying it twice that day. Since that time, I have experinced severe chest pain. I recently saw my doctor for heart attack symptoms before I reali

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Marax was the asthma the best medicine for me to treat asthma. Inhalers do not work. Apparently centuries of using the contents of Marax with success does not count with the FDA. Shame on them. Bring back this medication.

My father is 68 and retired, he is also diabetic. He suffers from severe joints, hip and back pain. He has been using panadol extra strength but finds it takes too long to act. He is also allergic to aspirin and was hospitalized with a ruptured u

My son was suffering from Head ache for the past one year. I have taken him to an ENT & he prescribed Sibelium 10 mg. & he was taking sibelium 3 months back for migraine and he was experiencing fatigue and drowsiness every day. Every t

While taking Pradaxa I had severe knife feeling pain in left eye. I have been off 2 days and it is better. I will check with eye docotr this week and see if it is eye or meds.

BACK PAIN Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Effects of Spironolactone on Collagen Metabolism in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Condition: Pulmonary Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in biomarker levels in the Spironolactone treated as compared to placebo treated group.;   Number of adverse events in patients treated with Spironolactone as compared to placebo.;   Change in six-minute walk distance from baseline to week 8 and week 16.;   Composite end-point
2 Recruiting Acetazolamide and Spironolactone to Increase Natriuresis in Congestive Heart Failure
Condition: Heart Failure
Interventions: Drug: Combination therapy with acetazolamide and low-dose loop diuretics;   Drug: High-dose loop diuretics;   Drug: Upfront therapy with oral Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: Acetazolamide arm: natriuresis 24 h;   Spironolactone arm: incidence of hypo- (serum potassium <3.5 mmol/L) or hyperkalemia (serum potassium >5.0 mmol/L);   NT-proBNP change after 72 h;   Worsening renal function;   Persistent renal impairment;   Peak plasma aldosterone concentration after 72 h;   Peak plasma renin activity after 72 h
3 Recruiting Determining the Effect of Spironolactone on Electrolyte Supplementation in Preterm Infants With Chronic Lung Disease
Conditions: Chronic Lung Disease;   Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Dose of potassium chloride in milliequivalents/kg/day;   Requirement of electrolyte supplementation;   Analyze the use of furosemide rescue doses;   Number of furosemide doses utilized;   Escalation in respiratory support
4 Unknown  Effects of Spironolactone in Dialysis
Condition: Renal Failure
Intervention: Drug: Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: Reduction of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy;   To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the use of Spironolactone at a dose of 25mg in patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.
5 Unknown  Spironolactone for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: time to a first electrocardiographically confirmed AF;   1. Response rate: Improvement of any symptom scores and/or SF36 scores more than 50 % (compared with re-randomization scores) 2. Difference of mean episodes of documented AF between the Spironolactone and placebo groups.
6 Not yet recruiting L-Arginine and Spironolactone Trial in Dialysis-Dependent ESRD
Conditions: End Stage Renal Disease;   Hemodialysis
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Dietary Supplement: L-arginine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in coronary Flow Reserve (PET);   Change in left ventricular diastolic function;   Association between coronary flow reserve (CFR) and tissue doppler index (E');   Change in resting myocardial blood flow;   Change in left ventricular mass index;   Change in coronary vascular resistance;   Association between change in coronary flow reserve (CFR) and change in diastolic function-tissue doppler index (E');   Change in early diastolic function (E');   Combined cardiovascular safety;   Cardiovascular death;   Hyperkalemia;   Hypotension;   Change in early coronary flow reserve;   Change in hyperemic myocardial blood flow
7 Recruiting The Effect of Spironolactone on Pain in Older People With Osteoarthritis
Condition: Osteoarthritis, Knee
Intervention: Drug: Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: Between group difference in change in WOMAC pain subscale (5 items);   Between group difference in change in WOMAC stiffness subscale.
8 Unknown  Effect of Spironolactone on Adrenal or Ovarian Androgen Production in Overweight Pubertal Girls With Androgen Excess
Conditions: Obesity;   Hyperandrogenemia;   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Dexamethasone;   Drug: Cosyntropin;   Drug: r-hCG (Ovidrel)
Outcome Measures: Changes in free testosterone and 17 OH progesterone levels after ACTH and r-hCG administration respectively, before and after Spironolactone administration for 12 weeks;   Changes in adrenal and ovarian steroid precursors after ACTH and r-hCG; body composition via air displacement plethysmography, BMI, and glucose tolerance testing results; baseline and after 12 weeks of Spironolactone administration
9 Recruiting Use of Spironolactone for the Prevention of Electrolyte Abnormalities in Patients Treated With Amphotericin B
Condition: Patients With Indications for AmB Treatment
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone 100mg;   Drug: Spironolactone 200mg;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Incidence of hypokalemia ≤3.5mEq/L;   Average potassium supplementation;   Incidence of hyperkalemia;   Acute kidney injury;   Incidence of renal tubular damage;   Incidence of hypomagnesemia
10 Unknown  Effect of Spironolactone in Treating Chronic Non-resolutive Central Serous Chorioretinitis
Condition: Central Serous Chorioretinitis
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Change in Central macular thickness
11 Recruiting Spironolactone in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Conditions: Congenital Heart Disease;   Heart Failure;   Endomyocardial Fibrosis
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Other: Placebo
Outcome Measures: "Fibrosis Index" or the volume of distribution of gadolinium in the myocardium measured by MRI.;   PCIIINP, PCINP, MMP-2, TIMP-1, 6-minute walk distance, ejection fraction, and degree of diastolic function
12 Unknown  Addition of Spironolactone in Patients With Resistant Arterial Hypertension
Condition: Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: Average daytime systolic and diastolic blodd pressure evaluated by ABPM (ambulatory blood pressure monitoring);   changes of serum potassium, natrium, creatinine, body weight, casual blood pressure in office, treatment response for different baseline levels of aldosterone and aldosterone/PRA ratio
13 Recruiting Comparison of Effects of Eplerenone Versus Spironolactone in Heart Failure Patients With Glucose Intolerance or Type 2 Diabetes
Conditions: Heart Failure;   Type 2 Diabetes;   Glucose Intolerance
Interventions: Drug: Eplerenone;   Drug: Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: Glycated hemoglobin;   Fasting glucose and lipid profile;   Plasma insulin;   Cortisol;   Adiponectin;   NT-proBNP;   PIIINP
14 Unknown  Efficacy of Therapy With the Spironolactone Pills Compared to Minoxidil Lotion in Female Pattern Hair Loss
Condition: Female Pattern Hair Loss
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Minoxidil
Outcome Measures: hair density;   percentage of subjects who experience side effects;   subject assessment of treatment effect
15 Recruiting Spironolactone for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Condition: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in placebo corrected 6-minute walk distance;   Clinical worsening;   Change in placebo corrected VO2 max;   Change in right ventricular function;   Biomarkers of vascular inflammation;   Rate of study drug discontinuation due to hyperkalemia, renal insufficiency, or other side effects such as breast pain and gynecomastia
16 Recruiting Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists in End Stage Renal Disease
Condition: End Stage Renal Disease / Hemodialysis
Intervention: Drug: Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: Left Ventricular Mass Index;   Cardiac function parameters;   Office and 24h blood pressure;   Clinical measures of heart failure severity;   Vascular function;   Biomarkers of heart failure, inflammation and fibrosis;   Quality of Life;   Cardiac death and/or hospitalization for heart failure;   Safety measures
17 Recruiting ALdosterone Antagonist Chronic HEModialysis Interventional Survival Trial
Condition: End Stage Renal Failure on Dialysis
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: The time to onset of the first incident :non-fatal MI or hospitalization for heart failure or nonfatal stroke or cardiovascular (CV) death;   The cumulate rate of nonfatal MI, hospitalization for heart failure, nonfatal stroke or CV death;   The time to onset of death from i) any cause and ii) from a CV event and iii) from a non CV cause;   The time of survival without a major CV event (nonfatal MI, hospitalization for heart failure, non-fatal stroke, cardiac arrest resuscitation);   Incidence of procedures related to stenosis or vascular access thrombosis for hemodialysis (HD);   Incidence of coronary or peripheral revascularizations (including lower limb amputations);   Blood pressure and its inter visit variability;   The occurrence of atrial fibrillation;   Incidence of hyperkalemia> 6 mmol/l;   Estimation of the effect of treatment on quality of life.
18 Recruiting Proteomic Prediction and Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Inhibition Prevention Of Early Diabetic nephRopathy In TYpe 2 Diabetic Patients With Normoalbuminuria
Conditions: Diabetic Nephropathy;   Diabetic Retinopathy
Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Standard care
Outcome Measures: Albuminuria;   Cardiovascular disease and mortality;   Retinopathy;   Change in albuminuria;   Microalbuminuria;   Macroalbuminuria;   Change in CKD class;   Slope of estimated GFR
19 Unknown  Clinical and Therapeutic Implications of Fibrosis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Conditions: Myocardial Fibrosis;   Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Intervention: Drug: Spironolactone
Outcome Measures: changes in serum markers of collagen turnover;   measures of diastolic function by echocardiography;   cardiac mass and fibrosis by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR);   exercise tolerance by exercise VO2max and Holter
20 Unknown  Cardiovascular Protective Effect of Spironolactone in Hemodialysis
Condition: Hemodialysis
Intervention: Drug: Spironolactone (drug)
Outcome Measure: