Common Causes of Pain: Back pain can be caused by a muscle or ligament injury. This can happen if you spend a day doing heavy lifting. But if you have back pain that doesn’t go away, even after weeks, you may have a spinal misalignment, a herniated disc or some other problem. These can compress and irritate your spinal nerves.
Symptoms: Symptoms of back pain can vary depending on the cause of your pain and the severity of your injury. You may have trouble bending or twisting your back. You may feel a dull ache or a stabbing pain. The pain may radiate down to one or both legs. It may cause weakness, numbness or tingling.