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Causes and Symptoms of Low Back Pain

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Causes and Symptoms of Low Back Pain


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Lower back pain is something that most people have experienced at some point or other in their lives.  The amount of pain that a person feels in their lower back in not always an indicator of how severe of the injury is.  A simple muscle strain can cause extreme pain while a slipped disc can sometimes be relatively painless. Lower back pain is often caused by poor posture, a slipped disc, or a strained muscle in your back.  Other reasons for lower back pain are an irritation of the large nerves that go out to our arms and legs or a strain of the smaller nerves in your body.  Injuries to bones, ligaments or joints in other parts of your body can cause lower back pain.  A person can even feel pain in their lower back without any known injury or cause.  The majority of the time, though, lower back pain is caused by a strain of the back muscles or a medical condition such as a herniated disc or a degenerative disc disease.



A person can usually eliminate their lower back pain without surgery.  Treatments such as ointments, physical therapy, or oral medication work in many cases.  Some instances of back pain may require surgery, though.  If a person’s back pain continues for a long period of time, is characterized by extreme pain, is accompanied by sudden incontinence of the bladder or bowel, or causes a progressive weakness in the legs, the person should seek treatment from a healthcare professional.  People who have symptoms of cold, fever, trauma, or sudden weight loss accompanying their lower back pain should seek medical care as well.



Find possible causes of lower back pain easier based on the different symptoms. Frequent causes include: Lumbar herniated disc, Degenerative disc disease, Sacroiliac Joint Disease, Facet joint osteoarthritis, Lumbar spinal stenosis or degenerative spondylolisthesis, Spinal compression fracture and some more. Less Common Causes of Lower Back Pain are: Piriformis syndrome, Infection, Spinal tumor, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing spondylitis or Coccydynia.



Medical doctors have the special education and training to make a diagnostic and treatment plan for you. Avazo.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  We just briefly describe several examples.



If you feel lower backache and painfulness that is the most pronounced in the begining and in the end of the day Includes any blend of these conditions: Pain that interrupts sleep, Pain that is most pronounced first thing in the morning and again toward the end of the day, Localized tenderness when the affected area of the spine is pressed, Aching, steady or intermittent pain in the lower back that is aggravated by extended activity or Stiffness or loss of flexibility in the back (for example, unable to bend comfortably at the waist) it could be the facet joint osteoarthritis, so-called degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis of the back.



When your lower back pain going to the buttock, leg and foot with combination of any of these symptoms: Pain typically is ongoing (as opposed to flaring up for a few days or weeks and then subsiding), Pain may be worse in the leg and foot than in the lower back, Typically felt on one side the buttock or leg only, Pain that is usually worse after long periods of standing still or sitting: relieved somewhat when walking, More severe (burning, tingling) vs. dull, aching pain or May be accompanied by weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot it means probably that you problem is the Lumbar herniated disc when a spinal nerve root in the lower spine is compressed, initiating aching and numbness to travel along the large sciatic nerve that serves the buttocks, legs and feet.



But, please leave it for the doctor, don’t try to diagnosed by yourself, based on to your grandmother fairy tales.

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