Other Causes of Back Pain

There are other disorders that cause back pain from which degenerative spinal disease must be differentiated. These include osteoporosis (disorder of insufficient bone mineral ), ankylosing spondylitis (chronic inflammatory condition of the spine), fibromyalgia (inflammatory disorder of muscles and ligaments), spinal infection, tumor, kidney disease, genito-urinary conditions, aortic aneurysm, and ParkinsonÍs or PagetÍs disease, among others. In women, cyclic back pain associated with menstrual cycles may represent underlying endometrinosis.With a complete history, physical , and radiographic evaluation, your doctor can eliminate unlikely causes and focus on successful treatment.