What are the Causes of Back Pain

There are many causes of back pain. Mechanical problems with the back itself can cause pain. Examples are:

  • Disk breakdown.
  • Spasms.
  • Tense muscles.
  • Ruptured disks.

Injuries from sprains, fractures, accidents, and falls can result in back pain.
Back pain can also occur with some conditions and diseases, such as:

  • Scoliosis.
  • Spondylolisthesis.
  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Infections.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Fibromyalgia.

Other possible causes of back pain are infections, tumors or stress.