Severe Back pain Causes

Low Back Pain

SciaticaOften the exact cause of low back pain is not possible to identify. Symptoms can be vague, come and go and there can be a number of tissues and structures causing the pain. However below are some injuries and conditions that can usually be diagnosed.

Sciatica or nerve route compression causes pain in the lower back which radiates down into the legs. There are a number of causes by a slipped disc is one of the more common causes.

Facet joint pain or zygapophysial joints as they are also know are synovial joints in the spine which allow movement and help support the spine. Symptoms of facet joint pain include muscle spasm at the side of the spine which pulls the vertibra out of line. Patients will often report a sudden pain when bending over or moving.

Sacroiliac jointor stress fracture of the pars interarticularis is an overuse injury more common in younger athletes who are involved in sports requiring a lot of bending backwards and rotation of the spine such as javelin throwing, tennis, baseball pitching and fast bowling in cricket. Symptoms include lower back pain often on one side of the back. Pain is worse during activities requiring backwards bending of the spine or exaggerating the lumbar curve in the spine. Tenderness will be felt over the site of the fracture when pressing in.

Sacroiliac joint pain occurs when the joint between the sacrum at the bottom of the spine and the ilium bone of the pelvis is not functioning correctly. It can be locked and not moving freely or it may be that there is too much movement in the joint. Symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain include pain located at either the left or right side of the lower back, not not usually both sides.Spondylolisthesis The pain can vary from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing pain which can radiate into the buttocks. Occasionally sacroiliac joint dysfunction can cause pain in the testicles. Stiffness in the lower back when getting up after sitting for long periods and when getting up from bed in the morning is also common.

Muscular trigger points are tiny localized knots in the muscle which cause pain either at the location of the trigger point or referred elsewhere in the back. They are common in the errector spinae muscles which go up either side of the spine and the deep quadratus lumborum muscles either side of the lumbar spine. Deep tissue sports massage techniques are effective for releasing trigger points in the muscles and relieving muscular back pain.

Spondylolisthesis is most common in children aged between 9 and 14 years old and involves a slipping forward of one of the lumbar vertebra. Spondylolisthesis can vary in severity from a grade one where there may be no symptoms or pain at all and patients are unaware they have the condition to a grade two which may result in low back pain made worse by activity but not radiating into the legs. A grade three injury has greater than 50% forward movement of the vertebra and a grade 4 will be very debilitating with more than 75% movement in the bone.

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I am in so much pain!

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I have a pinched nerve in my lower spine which causes severe pain in my hip and knee if I stand/walk too much. Today, due to poor planning, I had to visit 18 classrooms in under 4 hrs and again due to poor planning the schedule had me running back and forth across the school. I ache so bad and can barely stand and I have an event at another school tonight that will require a lot of walking, standing and stair climbing. I could cry.

A number of causes

by errrr

1) Being overweight causes a lack of proper posture which inturn causes misalignment of your spinal column. (I believe you do not have a pertruding disk, as you do not complain of severe pain in your back). Early symptoms of these conditions would be lower back pain and hip problems. Long term issues could be sciatia. Tingling in the thighs, usually on the side or back and sometimes radiating down to your feet. As you walk faster, you are putting extra pressure on your spinal column which in turn puts pressure on the sciatia nerve. (If your spine is not aligned and/or you have bad posture). My advice is to STOP walking, go to a doctor and get checked out for conditions related to your nervous system and circulation

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by savagefamily

I wanted to add to my final comment about how do you know your depression isn't related to your medical conditions.
I say that because it seems obvious that depression wouldn't cause physical ailments to pop up. However sometimes it can, there can be serious effects to severe mental stress like migraines, ulcers, lethargy, even heart problems. It can also lower your immune system, and you can be more prone to infections and illnesses.
And there's also proof some physical illnesses are likely to cause depression. For example many people who suffer from chronic pain also suffer from depression and anxiety

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