There are many different reasons and causes of lower back pain.
Lower back pain can be caused by joint problems, herniated discs, inflammation from injuries (sports, car accidents and work related), degeneration, tumors, infections and a wide variety of other conditions and disorders. In fact, lower back pain is the second reason next to the common cold that a patient seeks medical help.

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Lower back pain is one of the most common disorders affecting American adults. It is estimated that 75 million Americans will have it each year, and that 80-90% of the adult population will have lower back pain at some time in their life.

Lower back pain is the most common cause of disability among the 30-50 year age group. Because these age groups are usually the most productive in the work force, the economic impact of the low back pain is enormous. It is estimated that over $50 Billion dollars is spent annually treating lower back pain.

Warning signs of potentially serious and maybe EMERGENT need to seek treatment: Paralysis, loss of bowel or bladder control, slurred speech, unrelenting headache-the worse you have ever had, sudden severe muscle weakness, numbness of the buttocks and anal region, arm pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, pain that doesn’t change with position, pain that wakes you at night or night sweats.

Some episodes of back pain onset after a definite cause such as lifting a heavy box, injury from sports, or a car wreck. Other instances occur slowly and progressively without any known cause. Some patients develop chronic back pain which never seems to get better with medications. It all depends on the cause of the pain that will determine the outcome of your pain. Herniated discs are another common cause of back pain.

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