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What causes back and leg pain?

Statistics show that low back pain is the most common type of pain. Low back pain can be caused by a number of factors including injury, overuse, strain, strength deficiency, or more serious issues like arthritis, disc deterioration, or osteoporosis.

Pain originating from the lower back may spread to other adjacent areas. The pain may spread up the back, or more commonly down to the buttocks, to the sacrum and coccyx area, and also down into the legs. Pain spreading into the legs may not necessarily be due to pinching or irritation of nerves, but may come from deeper structures in the back that tend to produce a deep, dull aching type of pain spreading elsewhere. The pain may spread down as far as the feet. Thus, there are two types of referred pains; radicular (nerve irritation) and somatic. It often may be difficult to determine where the pain is coming from, but sometimes the pain may be reproduced by pressing on various tender spots in the lower back and pelvis area.

Though often caused by muscle strain and normal wear and tear of the body, back pain may also be a symptom of more serious conditions.

At Regenerativ Medicina, we will use contemporary techniques to diagnose and treat your pain.

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