Back pain is common, it usually only causes problems for a short period of time, and you can take steps to ease symptoms and prevent future problems. The most common area of back pain is in the lower back (Lumbar Spine). This area bears the stress of your weight throughout the day.
Most people have low back pain at some point in their lives, but few people with low back pain have a chronic medical problem. Most people get better within two to six weeks. Low back pain can be separated into 2 categories:
- Mechanical Pain, which is caused by wear and tear (degeneration) in parts of the Lumbar Spine
- Neurogenic Pain, which occurs when spinal nerves are inflamed, squeezed or pinched