Female patient holding her back in pain

I’M WONDERING WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN

The road to understanding what may be causing your back pain can seem overwhelming when you aren’t sure where to look. We’re here to help.

SCIATICA

If you have pain that begins at the hip or buttocks and continues down the leg, it may be sciatica.

LEARN ABOUT SCIATICA

SPINAL STENOSIS

A narrowing of the spinal canal may decrease room for the nerve roots, causing pain.

LEARN ABOUT SPINAL STENOSIS

ARTHRITIS

There are different types of arthritis of the spine. The good news is that there are treatments.

LEARN ABOUT ARTHRITIS

INJURIES AND TRAUMA

From strains to ligament injuries, there are many types of back injury, and a variety of treatments.

LEARN ABOUT BACK INJURY

PERSISTENT PAIN AFTER SURGERY

If you aren’t feeling relief after surgery, it helps to understand the possible causes and options.

LEARN ABOUT PERSISTENT PAIN

DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

Over time, the disc between vertebrae may change, narrowing nerve openings.

LEARN ABOUT DDD

SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

When one vertebra slips forward onto the one below it, you may feel pain.

LEARN ABOUT SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

SPINAL FRACTURE

A spinal fracture occurs when one of the bones in the spine fractures or collapses.

LEARN ABOUT FRACTURES

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.