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Lower Back

When it comes to back pain, the lower back gets the most action. From bending, lifting, and twisting, it bears the brunt of hours of sitting at the desk.

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Common causes of dull pain in the lower back include trauma from an injury, muscle strains, or poor posture. A herniated disk, or arthritis in the lower back can also cause aching pains.

Back pain that shoots down through the butt and to your leg is also called sciatica. It can be caused by damage to the disks, a narrowing of the spine, or other issues. Learn how to identify the causes and how to treat it.

Lower back pain can be caused by pressure on the sciatica nerve or by other issues like muscle strains. It’s very common but usually goes away within 4 weeks. Learn more about the causes and treatments.

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Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which pushes on the spinal cord nerves, leading to irritation. The inflammation and pressure cause pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling in the arms or legs.

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A comprehensive guide on pain that radiates in the lower back and hip that can help you diagnose the cause of your pain and know—right now—if you need to get help!

Spondylolysis involves defect or damage at the rear of each vertebra caused by bone defects, spinal wear and tear, hereditary traits, or overuse of the lower back.

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Read about the top ten causes of lower right sided back pain, including kidney stones, herniated disks, UTIs, pelvic inflammatory disease and arthritis.

Sciatica describes any shooting pain that begins at the spine and travels down the leg. The most common cause is a herniated or "slipped" disc in the lower spine.

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