Home > Arthritis > What are the causes of Back Pain? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Jun 11, 2010 by CDominguez, Views: 2649 What are the causes of back pain. Dr. Carmen Dominguez, a pain management specialist, discusses the different causes. She also discusses when you should see a doctor, such as when the pain shoots down the leg and is associated with numbness or weakness, and suggests that a nerve from the spinal cord may be impinged.