Lower Back Pain Symptoms

All signs and symptoms, including lower back pain symptoms, are always the result of some existing ailment.

Keep in mind, lower back pain is not a disease, neither are the symptoms that are often found with it.

A detailed history and examination of the lower back and its associated body parts should be conducted. This will help to discern the real cause of the low back pain symptoms and help to direct you in the right treatment approach.

Know Your Symptoms

Do you know what your lower back pain symptom is telling you?

Do not cover up your lower back pain, or any pain for that matter, with drugs and other methods. You may be ignoring a more serious problem. This is foolish and dangerous.

You must make sure that you don't allow the dominant symptom to mask a more grave ailment. You will usually be most aware of the most severe symptom at any one time. If your lower back pain is the dominant symptom, you will not be cognizant of other symptoms that may be present.

Here is a list of the more common lower back pain symptoms:

  • spasms
  • tenderness
  • loss of one or more reflexes
  • numbness
  • weakness
  • reduced range of motion
  • radiating pain

Lower back pain by itself will not cause tenderness, weakness, numbness, radiating pain or reduced motion (except to avoid increasing pain).

However, spasm can cause pain. That pain will then cause more spasm, which in-turn will cause more pain. This spasm-pain-spasm cycle will continue until it is broken by proper treatment.

Pain can be the sole symptom of some disease, ailment or injury. But, usually it will be accompanied with one or more symptoms from the list above.

If your lower back pain symptoms consist of numbness, weakness, radiating pain or loss of one or more reflexes, this poses a more serious condition than chronic pain from a sprain/strain injury, arthritis, degenerative joint disease or myofascitis (trigger points).

Anytime you have lower back pain with with or without any accompanied symptoms you should seek the services of a healthcare provider.

Trigger Points
The Great Masquerader

Myofascial pain syndrome (trigger points)... is the most common lower back pain condition.

It is called a syndrome because it consists of "a group of signs and symptoms that together are characteristic or indicative of a specific disease or other disorder".

Myofascial pain syndrome is a separate condition that can exist by itself. Or, it can co-exist with, or be part of, another disease.

Symptoms associated with myofascial pain syndrome consist of weakness, muscle spasm, reduced range of motion and referred or radiating pain.

Although painful, myofascitis is not a serious, life-threatening condition.

However, it can present with very serious like symptoms.

Myofascitis (trigger points) often masquerades as pinched nerves, severe arthritis and bone disease.

Before you submit to any unnecessary surgery, dangerous drugs or risky treatment, including non-prescription drugs, be sure you understand the full nature of your symptoms and have exhausted safe, natural lower back pain treatments.

A detailed history and examination of the lower back and its associated body parts should be conducted. This will help to discern the real cause of the low back pain symptoms and help to direct you in the right treatment approach.

Lower back pain, symptoms often found with lower back pain, and other physical signs need to be uncovered and evaluated before treatment is initiated.

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