• George Hardas

Missed danger 'another' cause of low back pain!

Updated: Apr 2

Of the many causes of low back pain can be the danger of an 'Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm'. In basic terms this is when damage is caused the wall of the descending abdominal aorta as it abuts the lower section of the spine. Over time the aneurysm erodes the bone of the vertebrae as well as irritating associated innervated structures mimicking low back pain or even pain in the lower limb-leg. Further the aneurysm may burst causing internal abdominal bleeding and death. Unfortunately this condition can be missed even with scans......it needs meticulous diagnosis.

The white arrows below indicate 'Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm'

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