Sciatica: Pressure From Surrounding Bones, Cartilage, Or Muscles Disrupts The Normal Function Of A Nerve Root

  • Symptoms: numbness and tingling through back and legs, pain may be made worse by coughing, sneezing, or sitting for a long period of time, possible muscle weakness in legs
  • Causes: anything that causes compression on the sciatic nerve such as slipped disc, spinal stenosis, spinal tumor, etc.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Inflammation Of The Spine, A Form Of Arthritis

  • Symptoms: back stiffness that improves with exercise but not with rest, pain and swelling in areas like the hips, knees, and ribs, extreme fatigue, long-developing symptoms
  • Causes: inflammation of an area of the spine, can cause fusion of bones in that area
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Spinal Stenosis: The Spinal Canal, Which Contains Nerve Roots And The Spinal Cord, Is Compressed By Bone, Cartilage, Or Muscles

  • Symptoms: increased pain in the legs with walking, decreased pain with rest, pain comes and goes, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the lower back and legs
  • Causes: aging, compression of nerve roots in the lower back
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Spondylolisthesis: A Bone From The Lower Spine Slips Out Of Position

  • Symptoms: lower back pain that is worse with standing and activity andalleviated when lying down, tight hamstrings, excessive curvature of the back
  • Causes: age-related wear on the back, arthritis, fracture due to an injury or sudden weight on the spine
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Muscle Spasm: Muscles In The Neck Or Back Suddenly Contract, Giving A Cramping Feeling

  • Symptoms: sudden sharp pain in a muscle, usually resolves within a few minutes
  • Causes: dehydration, lack of stretching, electrolyte imbalance
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