Why do I have lower back pain that radiates into my knees?

Radiculopathy. A lumbar disk herniation is one of many causes of this pain pattern... Talk to your doctor for an evaluation.
Back pain. There are many causes for the type of pain you describe. Have you had a back injury? See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your pain, and obtain treatment if necessary.

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I have lower back pain that shoots to my right hip and my right side of the abdomen and sometimes I feel my knees swell. What could it be?

Complex. Begin with finding the cause: strain, herniated disc, sciatica, kidney infection or stone, degenerative disk disease, etc. After physician determines the cause: surgery, pain medication and physical therapy can be planned if appropriate. Good luck. Read more...

I have chronic knee and severe lower back pain what is this a sign of

It . It sounds like you have 2 problems. I would recommend seeing a orthopedic doctor for your knee and back specialist for your back. Back pain may arise from the bones, disks, joints, muscles, ligaments or from other organ systems. Back pain often responds to physical therapy, weight loss, steroid injections, radio frequency ablation, endoscopic rhizotomy or discectomy or major surgery. Please see my health guide on minimally invasive treatment of facet arthropathy. Good luck! Read more...

I have pain behind knees and thighs every night; lower back pain during day. What could it be?

Check ytour posture . Check your posture and the way you walk check if you are a flat foot person you need to see a podiatry anf figure out if you have bad arches in your foot and in that case a special shoe and supportive arch can help you a lot. Read more...
Lumbar Radiculitis. It sounds like you have lumbar radiculitis which is pain in the back that radiates to the legs. This is also referred to as sciatica. I recommend making an appointment with a pain doctor to find out for sure. Check out paindoctor.Com for a doc near you. Read more...