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Lower Back Pain



My husband is 64 year old . He has diabetes type2, gout, high blood pressure,vascular calcification in brain,atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease severe anemia. He been suffering from lower back and knee pain.

Can the pain be from kidney disease? I would like to know your opinion.


The pain is very likely not from kidney disease but could be from the diabetes, atherosclerosis or arthritis. Your husband should discuss this pain with his doctor.

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Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University