Lumbago Causes

The most common causes of having low back pain are the wear and tear, sprain or strain of muscles and tissues in the lower back area. Almost all lower back pain cases fall under this circumstances. The overuse of muscles, ligament and joints from daily works and activities is the number one factor of having a lower back pain.

Other causes:

       ·         Osteoarthritis
-          A progressive disorder of the joints caused by gradual loss of cartilage and resulting in the development of bony spurs and cysts at the margins of the joints.

       ·         Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
-          Generalized spinal and extraspinal articular disorder characterized by calcification and ossification of ligaments, particularly of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Also called ankylosing hyperostosis, Forrestier's disease, hyperostotic spondylosis.

       ·         Scheuermann's kyphosis
-          Bone formation disorder in the spine. This defect results in wedging of the spine. The wedging of the vertebra in turn results in the condition of kyphosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine.

       ·         Degenerative Disc Diseases
-          Is a wear and tear on the discs on the spine, this happened when getting older, genetics or from an injury.

       ·         Slipped Disc
-          Protrusion of the nucleus pulposus or anulus fibrosus of the disk in the spine, which may impinge on nerve roots.

       ·         Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
-          A medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar vertebra.

       ·         Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
-          A condition in the spine in which the joint is locked, partially dislocated or "subluxated" in a non-anatomically correct position due to hypermobility (too much movement) or hypomobility (too little movement) within the joint.

       ·         Injury
-          Injury that may result to fracture the spine or any bones in the pelvic area

       ·         Spinal Inflammatory Disorders
-          Inflammatory disorders of the spine can be caused by a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, osteoporosis, and infection.

       ·         Spinal Tumors
-          Abnormal growth of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and spinal column. Spinal tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous.

       ·         Pelvic  Ailments
-          Abnormalities and diseases on the pelvic area may cause lower back pain like: Prostate Cancer and abnormal posturing.

       ·         Paget’s Disease
-          A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation.