The most common causes of low back pain are:
- Injury or overuse of muscles, ligaments, and joints.
- Pressure on nerve roots in the spinal canal caused by:
- A herniated disc, sometimes brought on by heavy strain or increased pressure on the lower back.
- Osteoarthritis, usually caused by getting older. Additionally, osteoarthritis in other joints of the body besides the lower back, such as the hips, can cause you to limp or to change the way you walk possibly leading to back pain.
- Spondylolisthesis, a defect that allows one vertebra to slide over another.
- Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal, which is usually caused by getting older.
- Fractures of the vertebrae caused by a lot of force, such as from an auto or bicycle accident, a direct blow to the spine, or compressing the spine by falling onto the buttocks or head.
- Spinal deformities, including curvature problems such as severe scoliosis or kyphosis.
- Compression fractures. This is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakening of the vertebra.
If you have any of these lower back pain conditions, call The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center at (508) 507-8818 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so set up an evaluation. The Franklin Pain Center has helped hundreds of patients manage their chronic lower back pain using high-tech non-invasive procedures.