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Pain in the lower region of the back is a significant health problem for many people. In fact, eight out of 10 people will have lower back pain at some point, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The discomfort can range from mild, dull and annoying pain to persistent, severe and disabling. So it’s not surprising that lower back pain can interfere with your daily activities.
Causes of lower back pain can be difficult to pinpoint. The pain may be a symptom of one or more of the following:
These suggestions may help prevent lower back pain:
The cause of lower back pain may be identified through a study of your medical history and a physical examination. If those do not reveal the cause of your pain, your provider may order one or more diagnostic tests, such as:
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