Causes & Diagnoses
What's causing my back pain? It's a common question, and a visit to your doctor is an important first step to get an answer.
You should know that the diagnosis of back pain isn't always easy. The human spine is very complex, so it can be difficult for a doctor to pinpoint the exact cause of low back pain or other symptoms. In addition, other factors like depression, anxiety, or stress can contribute to the onset of back pain.
Below are some common spinal conditions. Learn more by clicking on a diagnosis:
Any patient suffering from back pain or radiating leg pain should be examined by a doctor. The history of the pain and any activities that may have triggered your symptoms are important factors in diagnosis and treatment.
If you haven't visited a doctor, you can find one near you using our Find A Doctor locator.
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