6 Medical Conditions That Can Cause Back Pain

Your back pain may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Here are some medical conditions that can cause back pain.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : May 12, 2023 12:49 PM IST


The gravid uterus exerts an extra load on the back muscles and pelvic girdle. The upward pressure of the baby in the third trimester decreases the lung capacity and gives rise to breathlessness.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Back pain can happen if you have inflammatory arthritis of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. There is no known specific cause of axial spondyloarthritis, but involvement of genetic factors is suspected. Besides back pain, people with this condition can experience stiffness in the lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity, neck pain and fatigue.  Also Read - How To Decide If Laser Vision Correction Is The Right Option For You


When a person is affected with spinal tuberculosis, the vertebral bones will be destroyed with adjacent discs leading to pain.

Kidney Stones Or Infections

Severe pain in the back or side could be due to a kidney stone. Other common symptoms of a kidney stone or stones include blood in your urine, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, pain or burning sensation while urinating, urinating more often than usual or urinating in small amounts. nausea/vomiting, fever and chills (if an infection is present).

AMH And Fertility

The relationship between AMH and fertility is complex, and researchers must understand more. However, evidence suggests that high levels of AMH may be associated with reduced fertility in women with PCOS.  Also Read - 9 Ways To Overcome Sugar Craving

Spinal Tumors

In rare cases, tumours may develop on the spine. Back pain is a common symptom of spinal tumors (both benign and malignant). The pain often radiates to other parts of the body. Spinal tumors can also cause loss of sensation, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, difficulty walking, and loss of bowel or bladder function.