Symptoms: Lower back pain, numbness through the lower body and/or loss of bowel and bladder control.
Lumbar Herniated Disc occurs when the gel-like nucleus of the disc leaks out the back of the disc and puts pressure on the exiting nerve roots. Lumbar herniated discs are correlated strongly with DDD and may be caused by ageing and general wear and tear.
Symptoms: Numbness of the lower back, pins, and needles. Muscle spasms, neck stiffness, and pain in the arms, back, legs or feet.
Isthmic Spondylolisthesis is when a vertebra slips forward caused by a fracture in the vertebrae. In turn, this shift of the vertebrae may compromise one or more of the exiting nerve roots.
Symptoms: Muscle spasms, lower back pain, Spinal stenosis, and Sciatica
Pregnancy can cause a lot of compression in the body especially in the back. Carrying the weight of the baby can induce wear and tear to the lumber discs resulting in Sciatica-like conditions.
Symptoms: Lower back and hip pains.
Spinal Tumor can be a growth which develops in or near the spinal cord. This can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) in nature.
Symptoms: Lower back pain
Other symptoms to watch out for:
Pain in the lower body (rear, leg, and the hamstrings) that is worse when seated, hot pain in the buttock. Experiencing difficulty, numbness, and weakness moving the leg or foot along with constant acute pain on one side of the buttocks. Isolated pain that makes it hard to stand up along with burning or tingling down the leg.
Piriformis Syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint.
Symptoms: Usually starts with pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks. Pain can be severe and extend down the length of the sciatic nerve. The pain is due to the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve.