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What causes sinking in of spine with swelling in lower back?

My friend has been Smoking crystal meth for about months over last to days he has had so much of it and Now the lower part of his back is swollen and his spine is And sinking in and very tender and Sore is this serious and a result of smoking crystal meth or could it be some thing different
Tue, 1 Oct 2019
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Hello,

Using meth may result in soft tissues damage, so it is possible that problems with the spine of your friend are probably caused by it.

Infection rates also are high in meth users.

Your friend should seek medical attention for the problems you mentioned.

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

Regards,
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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