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Can lower back pain be caused by other things that are going on in your body?

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There are several things that can happen with your body that can bring on back pain. They include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: If the blood vessel that supplies blood to your belly, pelvis, and legs is at risk of rupturing, you’ll feel sudden pain in your lower back.
  • Pregnancy: All that weight out front can put a real strain on your back.
  • Tumors
  • Infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Endometriosis, a buildup of uterine tissue outside the uterus
  • Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread muscle pain

From: Why Does My Lower Back Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control: “Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans 2014.”

Lancet , August 2015.

Chien, JJ. Dec. 2008. Curr Pain Headache Rep.

UpToDate: “Low Back Pain in Adults: Beyond the Basics.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Degenerative Disc Disease;” “Understanding Arthritis;” and “What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?”

UCLA Spine Center: “Sacroiliac Joint Disease” and “What You should know about radiculopathy.”

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons: “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis;” “Sciatica;” and “Spinal/vertebral fractures.” 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Low Back Pain Fact Sheet.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Back Spasm.”

Society for Vascular Surgery (Vascularweb.org): “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Muskuloskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control: “Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans 2014.”

Lancet , August 2015.

Chien, JJ. Dec. 2008. Curr Pain Headache Rep.

UpToDate: “Low Back Pain in Adults: Beyond the Basics.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Degenerative Disc Disease;” “Understanding Arthritis;” and “What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?”

UCLA Spine Center: “Sacroiliac Joint Disease” and “What You should know about radiculopathy.”

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons: “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis;” “Sciatica;” and “Spinal/vertebral fractures.” 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Low Back Pain Fact Sheet.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Back Spasm.”

Society for Vascular Surgery (Vascularweb.org): “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Muskuloskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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