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Lower Back Conditions

Conditions affecting the Lower Back

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Lower Back Conditions

13 Lower Back Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

(swelling of the spine’s joints) – this produces discomfort and stiffness that is usually worst in the morning and becomes better with activity.

Arthritis

Symptoms Include:
Joint pain |  Inflammation | Red Skin | Weakness and muscle wasting

 

Arthritis is a common ailment characterised by joint pain and swelling (inflammation). Pain, swelling, and stiffness in one or more joints are common signs of arthritis. Lifestyle adjustments, such as exercise, physiotherapy, and medications, are the most common therapies for arthritis. In more severe cases, surgery may be required.

Back pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Back pain affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Learn how to prevent back pain, what to do if you do have back pain, and how to receive help for persistent back pain.

Kidney infection

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Peeing more | Temperature | Nausea

 

A kidney infection is a painful, unpleasant illness usually caused by bacteria travelling from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys.

 

Related Conditions:
Blood in urine (haematuria)

Kidney stones

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Blood in urine | Nausea | Peeing more

 

Kidney stones can form in either one or both of the kidneys. They’re really common. They primarily afflict persons in their forties and fifties. Kidney stones are discussed on this page, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

 

Related Conditions:
Blood in urine (haematuria)

Lower back pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling

 

Lower back pain is one of the most common health issues worldwide. It affects more than 80% of adults at some point in their lives, making it a common reason for people to visit the doctor.

Pins and needles

Symptoms Include:
Tingling | Numbness

 

A prickling, burning, tingling, or numbing feeling is known as pins and needles. It commonly manifests in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. It normally does not cause any discomfort. It can make you feel numb or itchy. Pins and needles are normally just transient, although they can endure a long period (chronic).

 

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Raynaud’s

Sciatica

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Sciatica causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, legs, and feet and can result from irritation of the nerve that travels from the lower back to the feet.

Slipped disc

Symptoms Include:
Back pain | Limb pain | Stiff neck | Numbness

 

When a soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pulls out, it’s called a slipped disc. If it presses on nerves, it hurts. Rest, light exercise and medicines usually help it get better gradually.

Spleen problems and spleen removal

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Can’t fight infections | Blood

 

Some people are born without a spleen, while others require surgery to remove it due to sickness or damage. The spleen is a small organ around the size of a fist. It’s near your stomach and behind your left ribs on the top left side of your abdomen.

Spondylolisthesis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Bruising | Reduced movement

 

(a slipped spinal bone) — this can cause lower back discomfort and stiffness, as well as numbness and tingling sensations.

 

Related Conditions:
Back pain

Sports injuries

 

Although the advantages of sports and exercise much exceed the hazards, accidents can occur from time to time.

 

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Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Bruising | Reduced movement

 

Sprains and strains of the muscles and ligaments are common injuries. They can affect anyone, but they are more common in athletes. The majority of illnesses can be treated at home without the need to see a doctor.

Tailbone pain (coccydynia)

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Coccydynia is a painful condition that affects the coccyx. The last bone is located at the bottom of the spine (tailbone). After a few weeks, coccydynia usually improves on its own. If you’re concerned about your symptoms, see the section on when to see your doctor.
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Lower Back Conditions

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