Which mechanical syndromes are associated with low back pain (LBP)?

Updated: Aug 22, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Mechanical syndromes

  • Diskal and facet motion segment degeneration

  • Muscular pain disorders (eg, myofascial pain syndrome)

  • Diskogenic pain with or without radicular symptoms

  • Radiculopathy due to structural impingement

  • Axial or radicular pain due to a biochemical or inflammatory reaction to spinal injury

  • Motion segment or vertebral osseous fractures

  • Spondylosis with or without central or lateral canal stenosis

  • Macroinstability or microinstability of the spine with or without radiographic hypermobility or evidence of subluxation

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