The kidneys are located against the lower abdomen's back muscles, so diseases affecting the kidney may present as a sharp lower back pain that occurs between the buttocks and the lowest rib, according to MedicineNet. Dep... More »

Back or flank pain is one of the most common symptoms of the spread of pyelonephritis infection to the kidney. Other physical symptoms of kidney infection include a general malaise, vomiting, nausea, fever or chills, and... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Hip and lower back pain can be caused by many different underlying conditions, such as fractures, arthritis, infections and muscle strains, according to MedlinePlus. Hip pain may be a symptom of a back problem, not a hip... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Kidney pain often exists as an ache or sharp pain the lower back between the buttocks and ribs; in some patients with kidney ailments, the pain may radiate into the abdominal cavity, according to MedicineNet health exper... More »

Prevention of lower back pain requires strengthening of the core muscles and monitoring posture, reports WebMD. In addition, learning to lift objects safely and wearing low-heeled shoes can reduce the risk of a lower bac... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

In the human body, the kidneys are located vertically in the middle of the abdomen near the back wall. They are beneath the rib cage with one kidney on either side of the spine. Other mammals also have kidneys in the rea... More »

Kidney stone symptoms include waves of sudden, severe pain in the back, abdomen or groin. Often this is combined with nausea, vomiting, blood in the urine and painful urination, according to WebMD. If a kidney stone is v... More »