Lower back pain

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic (long-term) arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Swelling in many joints

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ankylosing spondylitis.

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Back pain

Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Back stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Back pain.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Fibroid

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Lower back pain
  • Heavy periods
  • Unusually tired
  • Pain in the pelvic region

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fibroid.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is the eighth most common cancer in adults in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painless blood in urine
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain on side of abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive sweating at night

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Kidney Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Unusually tired
  • Hip pain
  • Easy bruising

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Multiple myeloma.

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Prostatitis

Prostatitis is a general term that refers to inflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland, which is sometimes caused by an infection.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in testicle
  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Groin pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Prostatitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pyelonephritis

A kidney infection is a painful and unpleasant illness that usually happens when bacteria travel up from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Unusually tired
  • Pain when passing urine
  • High temperature
  • Lower back pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pyelonephritis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Shooting pain down back of leg

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shooting pain down back of leg
  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Back stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Shooting pain down back of leg.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.