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Causes of low back pain: Low back pain is usually triggered by a combination of overuse, injury or strain to the muscle ligaments and or discs that support a person’s spine. Other causes of lower back pain could be caused by pressure to nerve roots, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, fractures, scoliosis, osteoporosis or compression fractures. Less common causes of lower back pain could be ankylosing spondylitis, bacterial infection, spinal tumors, paget’s disease and Scheuermann’s disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease, aortic aneurysm, peptic ulcers, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, urinary tract infection, kidney stones and prostate disease can also cause lower back pain. Please seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms: back pain with chest pain, pain or a feeling of squeezing or heavy weight on the chest, you have had a recent severe injury to your back and now you have loss of bowel or bladder control, weekness in the legs, tingling or numbness in the leg, buttocks, or genital area and if you have moderate to severe pain in you back immediately following an injury seek medical attention right away.