A very common, painful condition affecting the lower portion of the spine.
Lower back pain, is sometimes also called lumbago.
Low back pain is very common, experienced by more than 3 million people in America each year.
Low back pain is caused by back strain – muscle injury – or sprain – ligament injury. Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, fracture, ruptured disk, or arthritis.
The most tell tale symptom is presence of pain in the lower back.
Most low back pain goes away on its own in two to four weeks. Physical therapy and pain relieving medicine such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium can help.
Cases of severe lower back pain may require surgery.