Information on Lower Back Pain
Most cases of lower back pain are acute, or short term, in nature and are typically caused by an injury, overuse, or a condition like arthritis. These cases often last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic lower back pain, on the other hand, lasts more than three months, can be progressive, and may not always have an identifiable cause.
If you have experienced lower back pain, you are definitely not alone. It is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the United States. Men and women are affected equally, and most cases occur between the ages of 30 and 50.
(For more information on this condition, click Lower Back Pain. This article discusses treatment, explains the anatomy of the back, and offers more statistics.)