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Pain at base of spine

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

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.

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

Pain at base of spine

Coccydynia is a type of lower back pain felt around the last bone at the base of the spine (known as the coccyx or tailbone).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain at base of spine
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pain at base of spine.

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

Important: 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.