Low Back Pain Causes


Low Back Pain Causes, Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

  • Epidemiology
  1. Acute Low Back Pain is mechanical (Muscle Strain) in 90% of cases
  • Causes
  • Spine
  1. Lumbar Strain or sprain (90% of Acute Low Back Pain)
  2. Herniated disc (Herniated nucleus pulposus)
  3. Vertebral Compression Fracture
  4. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    1. Includes Cauda Equina Syndrome (requiring emergent intervention)
  5. Spondylolisthesis
  6. Spondylolysis
  7. Spondylosis
    1. Chronic disk degeneration
    2. Facet joint Arthropathy