Lower back pain

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Lower back pain or low back pain is extremely common, it can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic).[1]

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There are a very wide number of possible causes of low back pain, including:

  • injuries
  • degenerative changes, including arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
  • diseases including endometriosis and fibromyalgia
  • nerve and spinal cord problems, including sciatica, osteoporosis, infections involving vertebrae and ruptured discs
  • life-long pain caused by conditions present at birth, eg spina bifida or skeletal irregularities[1]

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