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Can backaches cause chronic fatigue syndrome?

I have been under a lot of emotional stress the last two years. Since 2010 I have had two back surgeries which include two cages in my lower back. My pain dr has diagnosed me with chronic pain syndrome, lumbar Post laminectomy syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Degenerative Spondylitis. I feel exhausted all the time. The only relief I get from my back pain is lying down. I want to know if all the back problems and lasting side effects can cause chronic fatigue syndrome? My name is K.Milliken, YYYY@YYYY
Tue, 11 Sep 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

A backache itself does not cause a chronic fatigue syndrome. But the backache itself can be a part of chronic fatigue syndrome. Mild pain killers will help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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