I woke up one morning with an aching back. It hurt on my right side, traveled around the hip to the front, and it hurt down my leg too. It hurt so bad that I actually went to the ER later in the evening. They suspected kidney stones, but an ultrasound did not show any. The blood work did not indicate any kidney damage or problems, and my urinalysis was normal. So, having a clean bill of health for my kidneys was nice, but it did nothing for the pain flareups. I went to a Sacramento chiropractor after a doctor suggested nerve involvement from my back causing the problem.
It is good to get problems checked out to make sure they are not something else before you go assuming it is just a regular backache. However, once the tests show that everything else is normal, then it probably is nerve impingement, or a subluxation, of the back that can cause all kinds of weird symptoms to manifest. It only takes the weight of a quarter to press on a nerve in your back to cause pain, tingling, burning, numbness or other sensations. I have had pains shoot down my leg into my foot that made me practically jump right up out of my chair like I am getting shocked with electricity.
Anyone can develop a back problem at any time. However, some of us are more prone to it. My sedentary job and not exercising like I should set me up for back trouble. My lower back was weak. The adjustments took care of the initial pain, and the exercises helped me build up my back to not have the pain keep on coming back. I feel so much better now, and I only have the occasional flareup that a quick adjustment at my Sacramento chiropractor that fixes me right up.