Glossary for Lower back pain
Medical terms related to Lower back pain or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Acetazolamide -- Teratogenic Agent: Experimental studies on mice, rats and rabbits indicate that the use of Acetazolamide during pregnancy may cause various harmful effects on the fetus. The likelihood and severity of symptoms may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at. The effect on human fetuses has not been conclusively determined.
- Acute prostatitis: An acute condition which affects the prostate which is the result of infammation
- Ankylosing Spondylitis: A form of chronic inflammation of the spine which may also affect joints in the shoulder, hip, neck, ribs and jaw. May result in loss of mobility. Also called Marie-Strumpell disease.
- Autoimmune oophoritis: An autoimmune condition where the body's own immune system attacks the ovaries and causes them to become inflamed. It can lead to ovarian function stopping prematurely.
- Axial osteosclerosis: A rare bone abnormality involving patches of increased bone density which tend to occur in the spine, pelvis and the ball part of the hip joint.
- Back conditions: A group of conditions that affect the back
- Back injuries: A term usually used to describe any musculoskeletal back injury - a common workplace occurrence.
- Back pain: Pain in the back region.
- Back symptoms: Symptoms affecting the back
- Bacterial prostatitis: Bacterial prostatitis is a bacterial inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
- Barsony-Polgar syndrome 1: Nerve pain associated with the hip. Pregnancy and physical activity can make symptoms worse.
- Bladder infection: Infection of the bladder.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Breakdance back syndrome: Difficulty bending over and lower back pain caused by breakdancing.
- Buttock pain: Pain affecting the buttock regions
- Cerebral Autosomal Recessive Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy: A rare inherited condition characterized primarily by progressive degeneration of the brain white matter and disease of the brain blood vessels as well as additional symptoms not involving the brain e.g. thin skin, alopecia and spinal disc disease.
- Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
- Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
- Chlamydial infection: Infection from Chlamydia genus.
- Chronic Back pain: Pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.
- Colorectal Polyps: Polyp growths in the colon or rectum.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Copper toxicity: Excessive accumulation of copper in the body can cause symptoms.
- Danubian endemic familial nephropathy: A form of slow-progressing kidney disease that occurs in a particular geographic area which includes countries such as Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Romania. The condition can remain asymptomatic for many years until serious kidney damage has occurred.
- Degenerative Disc Disease: Chronic or recurrent back and neck pain due to degeneration and occasionally prolapse of spinal discs.
- Disc Disorders: Disorders that affect the discs of the spine
- Discitis: A subacute infection of the vertebral discs that usually occurs in children.
- Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
- Epidural abscess: Pus accumulating into an abscess on the brain
- Familial renal cell carcinoma: A genetic form of kidney cancer that develops in the lining of the tubules in the kidney and tends to run in families.
- Filaminopathy, autosomal dominant: A rare dominantly inherited muscle disease characterized slow-progressing muscle weakness. The upper legs seemed to be the most affected with the arms being less involved.
- Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: A rare type of spinal cord disease caused by malformations in blood vessels supplying the spinal cord. Insufficient blood flow to the spinal cord causes muscle problems.
- Glycogen storage disease type 2: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the harmful accumulation of certain chemicals (glycogen) in body tissues due to the deficiency of an enzyme (?-glucosidase or acid maltase) needed to break it down.
- Glycogenosis type 2: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the harmful accumulation of certain chemicals (glycogen) in body tissues due to the deficiency of an enzyme (?-glucosidase or acid maltase) needed to break it down. The severity of the condition is variable and onset may occur during infancy, childhood or adulthood.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer: A rare inherited condition characterized by the presence of tumors that develop from smooth muscle tissue in the skin, uterus and the kidneys. The skin anomalies can occur on any part of the body and gradually increase in number and size with age. Kidney tumors develop in only a relatively small proportion of patients with the condition.
- Herniated disc: A misaligned or "slipped" disc in the spine.
- Hip pain: Pain in the hip region
- Inheritable disorders of connective tissue: Disorders that affect the connective tissue of the body that are handed down from generation to generation
- Interstitial nephritis: Any primary or secondary condition which affects the renal interstitial tissue
- Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
- Juvenile osteoporosis: Osteoporosis (progressive bone loss) that occurs in children. Osteoporosis in children can be caused by certain medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, malabsorption syndromes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism), certain medications (e.g. corticosteroids, anticonvulsants), prolonged immobility or sometimes for no detectable reason (idiopathic).
- Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
- Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
- Leukemia, mast-cell: A very aggressive form of leukemia - a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia. The cancer can in rare cases develop from chronic myeloid leukemia or systemic mastocytosis but generally develops on its own.
- Lower back pain during pregnancy: Pain in the lower part of the back in a woman who is pregnant.
- Lower back pain in children: Lower back pain in children refers to discomfort in a child's lower back.
- Lower back pain in pregnancy: Lower back pain in pregnancy is common and is felt in the lower part of the spine, or to one side or the other. Sometimes pain is felt in all areas. The pain may arise from the muscles or ligaments supporting the bony structures, or on occasion from compression of a nerve. Pain felt in the back may arise from organs within the abdominal or pelvic cavities.
- Lower back sprain: Damage to ligaments in the lower back.
- Lumbar pain: Lower back pain.
- Marchiafava-Micheli disease: A rare disorder involving episodes of hemoglobinuria that usually occur at night.
- Middle back pain: Back pain in the middle back area
- Multifocal fibrosclerosis: A rare disorder characterized by the development of fibrous tissue that can occur in various parts of the body such as the retroperitoneum, mediastinum, eye area, bile ducts and thyroid gland. The severity and range of involvement is variable. There is no obvious cause for the condition.
- Multiple Myeloma: A rare malignant cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. More common in skull, spine, rib cage, pelvis and legs.
- Multiple myeloma: A rare malignant cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. More common in skull, spine, rib cage, pelvis and legs.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Occult spinal dysraphism: A rare disorder characterized by progressive neurological deterioration due to compression of the spinal cord in the spine.
- Oophoritis: Oophoritis, also known as pelvic inflammatory disease, is an inflammation and infection of a woman's ovaries, often due to a sexually transmitted disease.
- Osteomyelitis: An infection that occurs in bone
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
- Papillary renal cell carcinoma: A type of kidney tumor characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor. It can be inherited in a familial pattern or occur sporadically.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: A condition which is characterized by an infection which is located in the upper female genital tract
- Pelvic abscess: A pus-filled cavity in the pelvis due to infection.
- Polycystic kidney disease, adult type: A rare condition where cysts in the kidney grow and cause the kidney to become larger and reduce it's ability to function. PKD 2 is an autosomal dominant form of the disease and differs from PKD 1 in that it is less severe and is caused by a mutation in a different gene.
- Polycystic kidney disease, type 2: A rare condition where cysts in the kidney grow and cause the kidney to become larger and reduce it's ability to function. This adult form of the condition is milder than the infantile form.
- Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
- Pompe disease: A rare inherited biochemical disorder where insufficient maltase acid results in accumulation of glycogen. The condition is often fatal in infants, causes mental retardation, hypotonia and a short life in children and progressive muscle weakness in adults. Also called glycogen storage disease type II.
- Prostate Cancer: Cancer of the prostate.
- Prostate symptoms: Symptoms of the male prostate gland
- Prostatitis: Inflammation of the prostate
- Reiterís syndrome: A form of reactive arthritis characterized by arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis and skin lesions.
- Renal Cell Carcinoma 2: A genetic form of kidney cancer.
- Renal Cell Carcinoma 3: A dominantly inherited form of kidney cancer which is linked to chromosome 5q.
- Renal Cell Carcinoma 4: A genetic form of kidney cancer.
- Renal cancer, familial: A genetic form of kidney cancer that tends to run in families.
- Renal cell carcinoma, papillary, familial: A type of kidney tumor inherited in a familial manner and characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor.
- Renal cell carcinoma, papillary, hereditary: A type of kidney tumor characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor. The cancer can occur in a sporadic manner as well as a familial manner.
- Renal cell carcinoma, papillary, sporadic: A type of kidney tumor characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor. The cancer can occur in a sporadic manner as well as a familial manner.
- Retroperitoneal fibrosis: A rare disorder involving the formation of a fibrous mass of tissue in the hollow space at the back of the abdomen. The mass can affect the flow of urine to the kidneys and may also affect other abdominal organs.
- Sciatica: neuralgia along the nerve course of the sciatic nerve
- Sciatica as seen in rheumatoid arthritis: Neuralgia along the course of the sciatic nerve. It can also occur in chronic inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Severe lower back pain: severe pain in the lower back region
- Spastic paraplegia 4, autosomal dominant: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles. The severity of the condition is very variable as is the age of onset.
- Spastic pelvic floor syndrome: A condition where the pelvic floor muscles contract instead of relaxing during straining which blocks the rectum during defecation and can affect urination.
- Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal cavity around the spinal cord.
- Spondylolisthesis: forward slippage of one vertebra over another.
- Spondylosis: Spinal degeneration of the discs or spinal joints
- Stiff back: Reduced mobility or movement of the back
- Strain: Muscle or tendon injury; compare sprain
- Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
- Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Spinal cord condition from abnormally stretched spinal cord.
- Transverse myelitis: Inflammation of the spinal cord which results in various neurological and muscle symptoms. The inflammation can occur for no obvious reason or may result from a virus, bacterial infection, autoimmune disease or vaccination. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the location and degree of inflammation.
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis: A rare disorder characterized by neurological degeneration and skeletal abnormalities.
- Type II Glycogen Storage Disease: A condition which is characterized by a disease affecting glycogen storage
- Upper back pain: Pain in the upper back region
- Uterine fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall.
- Uterine leiomyoma: A condition which is characterized by a benign tumour of the uterus derived from smooth muscle
- Viral prostatitis: Acute prostatitis almost always results from an infection. Infections that cause prostatitis are often bacterial. They are rarely fungal, viral, or protozoal.
- Whiplash Injuries: An injury to the neck when the neck is rapidly forced backward and then forwards or vice versa. It most commonly occurs in vehicle accidents when the vehicle is stopped abruptly or pushed forwards suddenly.
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