Lumbago

  • Lower back pain
  • Symptoms may include pain in the low back and upper buttocks, most commonly with movement
  • Caused by activities placing stress on the lower back or may be due to bone disease
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but most common in adults
  • May be mild to severe

  • Low-impact and core-strengthening exercise
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Lift with your legs, keeping your back straight
  • Keep a healthy weight
  • When sitting, use a chair with good back support or place a rolled towel in the small of back

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