Low Back Pain

Chronic or acute back pain felt in the back—sometimes radiating to other areas. Low-level to intense.

Degeneration of one or more intervertebral discs of the spine, often called “degenerative disc disease” (DDD). Of uncertain etiology, DDD is a pathological process that may cause acute or chronic pain in the low back.



A syndrome in which the joints of the spine cause back pain. The condition can lead to spinal osteoarthritis, an even more severe condition sometimes referred to as spondylosis.


A condition also known as a “slipped disc,” it is the result of a tear of the outer covering of an intervertebral disc. Characterized by a “bulging out” of the central portion of the disc, herniated disc conditions are the result of the aging of the spine, trauma, or stretching and straining.


Also known as failed back syndrome, it is a condition characterized by persistent pain following back procedures or surgery.
Pain resulting from a compression of a spinal root nerve. Pain is typically felt at the nerve’s location, but may also radiate to the area of the body served by that nerve.  

Caused by abnormal, too much, or too little motion in the sacroiliac joint, this syndrome is also called sacroiliac joint disorder, sacroiliac joint disease, sacroiliac joint syndrome or sacroiliac syndrome. It may be debilitating due to inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. sacroiliac disfuntion (1)


An abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. This narrowing causes a restriction to the spinal canal, resulting in a neurological deficit. Pain, numbness, and loss of motor control are typical symptoms. spinal-stenosis