Chronic Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor, and can be caused by wear and tear, overuse or injury to back muscles, bones, nerves, or discs.
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Spinal conditions (herniated disc), nerve pressure (neuropathy) or injury (chronic regional pain syndrome) can cause radiating leg pain, numbness, or tingling. Mild pain can be intermittent and sore after certain activities, and severe pain can limit weight bearing or activities of daily living.


Patients should seek medical attention if the pain is intense and lasts longer than several days. Seek emergency medical attention if you hear a crack, are motion impaired, and have headaches, numbness, weakness, or tingling.