What Are The Causes of Sciatic Back Pain?

Q:
What are the causes of sciatic back pain?

A:
Back pain is extermely common, and low back pain is the most typical symptom of sciatica as it radiates to the hip, buttock, and down a lower extremity.

But there are many causes of lower back pain that are not sciatica, but back strain of muscles and ligaments.

Possible causes of back pain include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disk
  • Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  • Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Poor posture
  • Pregnancy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains and strains

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