Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips.
Often it’s not possible to identify the cause of back pain. Doctors call this “non-specific” back pain. Sometimes the pain may be a result of an injury such as a sprain or strain, but often it occurs for no apparent reason. It’s very rarely caused by anything serious. Occasionally back pain can be due to a medical condition such as:
These conditions tend to cause additional symptoms – such as numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation – and they’re treated differently to non-specific back pain.
For more information on the degenerative lumbar spine please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mr Torrie through our appointments page.