Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Rajeev K Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

These include the following:

  • Muscle strain

  • Ligament/tendon injury

  • Sacroiliac joint syndrome

  • Lower lumbar zygapophyseal joint syndrome

  • Hip joint pain

  • Compression fracture

  • Stress reaction

  • Stress fracture

  • Spondylolysis

  • Spondyloarthropathy

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Neoplastic disease

Differential Diagnoses