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What Is The Cause Of Back Pain
NUMEROUS: Perhaps most common cause is lumbar strain/sprain, but wear and tear degeneration called spondylosis is very common, and not unique to injure a lumbar disc. Inflammatory arthritis may be an issue, and on occasion bone disorders including small tumors may be a culprit. Sacro-iliac issues are another common problem, but piriformis syndrome is seen on occasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too
Depends: 30's female notes low back & abdominal discomforts, but neglects to tell us if symptoms are acute or chronic. Assuming chronic, one must consider smoldering UTI, PID, & SIJ disorder with attendant IBS. After infection tests have been cleared, then an Osteopathic exam might prove useful; especially to discover signs of sacroiliac joint disorder and to rule out Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more
See below: Common causes are muscle strains, problems with the discs, joints, nerves of the back. Some people get back pain when they are stressed out. Sometimes poor posture, not moving and exercising enough can cause back pain. Smokers get more back pain than non-smokers. People who are depressed often get back pain. There are some serious causes of back pain but these are not as frequent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various theories: Various theories exist, including those which state that emotions/anxiety ultimately lead to bodily changes that result in pain, as well as theories which state that emotions/anxiety can lead to fear/avoidance behaviors which can lead to deconditioning and pain. See a physician to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Get it checked: Low back pain is common as we are more sedentary and gain weight. However, your description of a lower extremity involvement may point to something serious like a pinched nerve or blood flow obstruction. Don't delay, see your doctor, he may recommend imaging studies like an mri. ...Read more
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