Conditions and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

November 18, 2014

The most common spine-related conditions that cause lower back pain are:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis (one vertebra slips over the one below it)
  • Spinal Stenosis (The spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed resulting in tingling, weakness or numbness that radiates from the low back and into the buttocks and legs. The symptoms are similar to sciatica.)
  • Osteoarthritis (bone arthritis)


  • Persistent aching
  • Stiffness
  • Sharp pain
  • Localized pain, especially after lifting a heavy object
  • Long-term ache in middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Pain that radiates beginning from the low back
  • Pain down the back of your thigh into your calf and toes
  • Inability to stand straight
  • Muscle spasms in the lower back
  • Increased pain when you cough or bend

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