What is Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is localized pain in the lumbar region of the spinal column that can be caused by degenerative disease, poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, or injury to the tailbone. Common conditions related to lower back pain are sciatica, lower back strain, and lumbar herniated disc.
- Sharp pain
- Dull ache
- Shooting pain
- Burning sensation
- Difficulty moving legs or foot
- Muscle Spasms
Locations of Lower Back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Tailbone Pain
- Hip Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Lower Abdominal Pain
- Leg Pain
- Buttock Pain
Conditions Related to Lower Back Pain
Lumbar Herniated Disc a condition where the inner gelatinous material leaks out the inside of the disc in the spine causing numbness and radiating pain.
Isthmic Spondylolisthesis is the result of the vertebrae in the lower back moves forward to the space below causing instability and nerve root pain.
Sciatica is leg pain originating in the lower back that travels down to the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
Back Muscle Strain is an injury to the lumbar region of the spine.
Spinal Stenosis is a condition where the spinal cord is compressed by a narrowing spinal column.
Degenerative Disc Disease is the slow deterioration of the spinal discs as the result of aging.
Joint dysfunction a condition where the ribs attach to the spine at each level of the thoracic that can cause pain.
Vertebral Fractures are fractures in the spine that can affect the discs and joints.
Osteoarthritis is swelling as the result of degenerative arthritis due to aging that can cause tenderness and loss of motion.
Cancer is the presence of a benign or malignant tumor located near the groin, leg, or buttock that can affect nerves causing pain.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is muscle sensitivity that causes chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the joints and muscles with chronic, widespread pain.