The areas of your lower back and neck are complex structures. Many different conditions can cause the pain you’re feeling.
Here are the main conditions that cause pain and discomfort:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
When you have degenerative disc disease, the discs in your spine (intervertebral discs) are affected by wear and tear.
- Disc Herniation
If the discs in your spine become damaged, the gel can leak out into the surrounding areas and cause inflammation, pain, and numbness.
- Facet Joint
Like the other joints in your body, facet joints are subject to wear and tear.
- Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint)
The sacroiliac joint is a common cause of pain in the lower back and buttock area.
- Spinal Stenosis
When the open areas in your spine start to narrow because of age-related changes, it is called spinal stenosis.