Low back pain affects up to 90% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Up to 50% of these sufferers will suffer more than one occurrence. Low back pain is not a specific disease, but is a symptom that may result from a variety of factors and conditions.
While muscle strains and lumbar sprains are the most common causes of low back pain, in up to 85% of cases no specific cause of pain can be identified, despite a thorough medical examination. Pain arising from other organs, known as referred pain, may also be felt in the back. For instance, intra-abdominal disorders-such as appendicitis, aneurysms, kidney diseases, bladder infections, pelvic infections, and ovarian disorders, among others, can cause pain referred to the back.
Treatment can include one or more of the following:
- Exercise Programmes