When is low back pain (LBP) caused by referred pain?

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

  • Gastrointestinal disorders (eg, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, cholecystitis)

  • Cardiorespiratory disorders (eg, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia)

  • Disorders of the ribs or sternum

  • Genitourinary disorders (eg, nephrolithiasis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis)

  • Thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysms

  • Hip disorders (eg, injury, inflammation, or end-stage degeneration of the joint and associated soft tissues [tendons, bursae, ligaments])

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