What is Lumbago?
While uncommon, some Orthopedic Spine Specialists may use the medical term “Lumbago” as a blanket term to refer to general lower back pain. A great many conditions can contribute to lower back pain, and patients should consult a spinal specialist in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Some causes of Lumbago can include:
- Herniated Discs
- Fractures caused by Osteoporosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Tumors
Additional Symptoms of Lumbago
Pain in the lower back can often radiate down into the legs, and flare up when moving or walking. Lower back pain can limit a patient’s range of motion and cause feelings of stiffness and soreness. Lumbago can also result in numbness and tingling in the back and legs.
If intense low back pain results in loss of bladder or bowel control, or total numbness in the legs, contact a spinal specialist immediately.