Low back pain

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DDx

  • Muscular strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated disk
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliitis, eg, ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Compression fracture, eg, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma
  • Osteomyelitis or epidural abscess
  • Cauda equina tumor
  • Ischial bursitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Kidney stones or pyelonephritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Hip osteoarthritis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014