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What are the common causes of lower back pain?

What are the common causes of lower back pain?

Many: Many causes of low back including: musculoskeletal strain/sprain/spasm, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, annular disc tear, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis/arthritis, metastatic cancer to bone and the list goes on and on. Most important - get a work-up by your physician to determine the cause and only then can treatment options be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What is the most common cause of mid lower back pain?

Muscle strain: Rhomboid or the top of lumbar erector muscles as they splice with thoracic erectors. ...Read more

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What are common causes and cures for lower back pain?

Cure for back pain: Back pain is ubiquitous. If you live long enough, 80% chance you'll have it. 40% of any group has some degree of back pain right now. #2 cause of missed work days after common cold. Soooooo, no cure. Good treatment strategy is prevention: don't smoke (4-5x rate of back probs), keep the core strong with pilates/piyo/yoga, avoid decompression (spelunking, or diving), and that's about it. Sorry. ...Read more

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What are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

What are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

Disc herniation: Disc herniation below knee nerve pinched in spine above knee the list gets longer facet si jointmuscle spasm. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of lower back pain?

Sprain Strain: Muscle spasm, muscles or tendon strain, ligament sprain, joints become arthritic, disc protrusion/herniation.Sprains usually happen when a person falls, twists, or is hit in a way that forces the body out of its normal position. The most common type of sprain is a sprained ankle; about 25, 000 people sprain an ankle every day. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

Back pain: Most common cause is muscle strain (pulled muscles). There are several other spine related causes such as disc herniation and arthritis. Non spine causes include kidney infection/stones, gallbladder stones, pancreas inflammation, ulcers , etc. Urinary tract infections, pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infections are also causes to list. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

Check the mattress: A common cause for back pain upon awakening is a mattress that is too soft and not supportive of your spine. A firm mattress (or placing a large piece of plywood between the mattress and box spring) may help. If back pain persists or worsens, be sure to check with your doctor to rule out the many other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more