Inflammatory & Infectious Disorders
Back Pain- Mechanical Causes
There are numerous mechanical causes of back pain including:
: (Osteo-Arthritis) : Spinal disease, associated with degenerative discs.
Facet Joints (or Zygapophyseal Joints)
: Each vertebral body has four facet joints.
Bones and Ligaments Osteophytes
: Bone spurs affecting blood supply to the vertebra.
: Spondylosis may affect cervical (neck) or lower (lumbar) spine.
: Spondylolysis with a forward translation of the vertebra.
Back Strain or Back Sprain
: Pulled back muscles, caused by overloading or overuse.
: Travelling back, buttock & leg pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
: Narrowing of the spinal canal, causing pressure on the spinal cord.
: Slipped discs occur when a spinal disc splits or ruptures.
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