An Introduction to the Lower Back
Nine to twelve percent of people are suffering from lower back pain (LBP) at any one time, and LBP is more common in individuals over age 40.
About the Lower Back
The lower back is also called the lumbar region. LBP is the second most common ailment that people seek treatment for (after headaches).
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
- Poor posture
- Muscle injury from sudden movement
- Lifting heavy objects
- Compression fractures
- Herniated disc
- Repetitive bending
Overview of Treatment Plans for the Lower Back
Your treatment will depend on your specific lower back pain. Common treatments for lower back pain include heat therapy and motor control exercises.