- Endometriosis making it difficult to twist or bend, especially in the morning
- Fibroid tumors that shoots through the buttocks, thighs, or pelvic area
- Muscle spasms in the neck or lower back
- Pain, tenderness and/or numbness in the neck, shoulders, hips or knees
- Weakness or numbness in legs or arms
- Sudden onset of back pain
- Pain when applying pressure over the back
- Poor mobility of the back
- Pain worse with standing and walking
- Low back pain
- Pain that originates from the tailbone and radiates to the back of the thigh
- Pain with sitting
- Pain that improves with standing or changes in position
Herniated disc symptoms vary, in fact some patients have no pain while others experience extreme pain. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine with the most common place being in the lower back (lumbar spine). They can also occur in the neck (cervical spine) and more rarely in the upper back (thoracic spine).
- Sharp, shooting pain from the buttocks down the back of one leg (also referred to as sciatica)
- Leg or foot numbness or tingling
- Weakness in the muscles near the herniated disc. You may experience stumbling, or inability to lift or hold items.
- Rarely, loss of bladder or bowel control
- Bone spurs on the spine
- Shifting of vertebrae in the lower back
- Thickening of spinal column ligaments
- Spinal tumors
- A bone disorder called Paget’s disease
Symptoms of sciatica include generalized lower back pain that radiates to the lower body; buttocks or leg pain that worsens while seated; continual buttocks or hip pain; and leg or foot tingling, numbness, or pain. Sciatica symptoms usually occur on only one side of the body.