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What Can Cause Left Lower Back Pain: Symptoms, Treatment
What Can Cause Left Lower Back Pain|Symptoms|Treatment
As spine professionals, we are always looking for a disorder that matches the symptoms. If you have reviewed the website, you will note there are many spinal disorders and these can cause a myriad of symptoms. These disorders generally have a typical history of onset and configuration of symptoms that are generated with some exceptions. Therefore, we look for specific patterns of pain and how that pain is aggravated. This thread discusses how to describe these symptoms to your doctor. Start off with the description of the location and quality of pain. Lower back pain has different causes than buttocks and leg pain.
How to Describe Your History and Symptoms of Lower Back and Leg Pain
Left lower back pain is experienced in the left side of lower region of the back. It includes left side of the spine, lumbar and lower spinal vertebrae, areas on the left side of the spine and the hip region which is rested when seating. Pain in left lower back may be related to falling, sudden jerking movements, lifting of heavy weights, accidents or sport injuries. Left lower back pain can occur due to musculoskeletal conditions or may be related to internal organs. Poor posture, sitting for long hours, awkward movements, excessive use of lower back muscles causing overuse injuries or inappropriate ways of lifting weights, etc.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes destruction of joints in the body. The disease can occur in any joint in the body and is most commonly symptomatic in the small joints in the hands and feet. When rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints in the spine, it is far more common for the neck cervical spine to be affected than for the lower back. See Understanding Hand Pain and Numbness.