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14 Possible Causes for Low Back Pain Radiating to the Posterior Leg

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    Orthopedics. 2018 Jul 1;41(4):e457-e469. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20180621-01. Epub 2018 Jun 26. Abstract Consensus is lacking regarding optimal surgical treatment of recurrent lumbar disk herniation. A systematic search of multiple databases was conducted for studies evaluating outcomes after treatment for recurrent[…][]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Gait abnormalities have been seen in patients with Parkinson disease or Parkinson-like (P-L) disorders and cervical spinal stenosis. Acute presentation of P-L symptoms has been reported in 24 cases caused by chronic subdural hematomas with 11 cases due to bilateral chronic subdural hematomas. When a patient also[…][]

  • Sciatica

    OBJECTIVE: This study compared the effects of high-force versus low-force lumbar traction in the treatment of acute lumbar sciatica secondary to disc herniation. METHODS: A randomized double blind trial was performed, and 17 subjects with acute lumbar sciatica secondary to disc herniation were assigned to[…][]

  • Lumbar Osteoarthritis

    J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Apr;19(2):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 May 15. Author information 1 Department of Biomechanics, Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Locomotor Apparatus, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. 2 Department of Biomechanics, Medicine[…][]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Rheumatol Int. 2018 Mar;38(3):425-432. doi: 10.1007/s00296-017-3920-1. Epub 2018 Jan 3. Abstract The study objective was to examine natural variation of the patient-reported outcome measures fatigue, pain, patient global assessment (PaGl) and the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) in patients with[…][]

  • Back Muscle Spasms

    Last updated: July 2017. Was your back hijacked by a powerful, debilitating lower back muscle spasm – again? Was the pain so bad you thought about heading to the nearest emergency room? Did this happen to you more than once? Don’t ignore it. Your back is telling you something: Either it’s telling you to stop a[…][]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Electrophysiology plays a determinant role in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) diagnosis, classification of the subtypes and in establishing prognosis. In the last three decades, different electrodiagnostic criteria sets have been proposed for acute inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (AIDP), acute motor axonal[…][]

  • Reiter's Syndrome

    Reiter's syndrome (Reiter's arthritis, arthritis urethritica, venereal arthritis, reactive arthritis, polyarteritis enterica) is a triad of symptoms of unknown etiology comprising arthritis, urethritis and conjunctivitis. It is often triggered by earlier gastrointestinal infection or exposure to a sexually transmitted[…][]

  • Lumbar Strain

    Lumbar strain is a painful injury of musculature, ligaments and/or tendons of the lower back. They usually result from physical overload and trauma. Located, sharp lower back pain is the most common symptom of LS. Pain often limits the range of motion of the lumbar spine and certain movements, particularly those[…][]

  • Gas Gangrene

    Gas gangrene is most often caused by Clostridium perfringens infection. Gas gangrene is a medical emergency that develops suddenly. The mortality rate is higher with trunk involvement than with involvement of the extremities, which carries a better prognosis. With respect to vertebral involvement, there are few[…][]

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