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Causes of Lower Back Pain and Hip Pain

Apr 21, 2008
One thing in common we all have is that someday we all have some sort of lower back pain. Usually a bump, bruise or accident will cause the lower back pain. These are usually mild cases and only require treatment that is very easy to do.

Then there are other people who will suffer from lower back ache symptoms and they can't control the cause. People are sometimes born with spinal conditions that end up being the cause. The fact is the sooner you can figure out the cause, the faster you and your family physician can figure out a treatment that will relieve the pain.

Things to consider for the Under 60 population As we all know age can play a role in the causes of low back pain. Older people are usually grouped into a separate category. The reason for this is they sometimes are prone to degenerative conditions, like arthritis.

If you are under sixty years old with back pain there are 3 main categories that you may fall into. These are grouped by common symptoms:

Herniated Disc- Pain and numbness in the legs and lower back. Pain can become worse after long periods of standing or sitting. Degenerative Disc Disease- Pain is usually felt when moving a certain way or being in a specific position. Can be extremely painful and may become chronic. Stress Fracture- This pain usually onset with walking or standing and can be very painful. Information regarding the elderly Osteoarthritis is a a health condition that can cause back pain, leading to a stiff back and is more pronounced in the morning or evening.

Pain in the legs is caused by another back pain problem specific to the elderly known as lumber spinal stenosis. The pain is caused by putting pressure on the spinal nerves. De generative disc disease is a major cause of low back pain.

Muscles around and supporting the discs go into a spasm causing chronic back pain. Mechanical pain is common because the disc that is degenerating is becoming inflamed. By replacing the bad disc with an artificial one you help relieve the pain associated with degenerative disc disease.

Less know conditions for low back pain Some of the lesser known conditions of low back pain make it more difficult to diagnose therefore making it more difficult to treat.

Causes of lower back pain:

Fibromaygalia Sciatica Spinal tumor Poly Neuropathy Sacroiliac joint syndrome Piriformis syndrome Infection These less common causes for back pain can be treated if diagnosed correctly.

Some good news If you can determine the cause of lower back and hip pain, it is easier to find a treatment for the pain. By treating the back pain correctly you will be better off.
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