Low back pain

Specialty of Rheumatology

Low back pain or lumbago is pain in the bottom of the column. Low back pain is not a disease itself, but rather is a problem or a symptom whose causes can be multiple. The origin of this pain can be in bad posture, physical activity of the individual, psychological factors or degenerative diseases (such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis) caused changes in the different structures that form the backbone (ligaments, muscles, spinal discs and vertebrae). Lumbago treatment involves the administration of analgesics, muscle relaxants and applying heat to the painful area. Also, the patient should rest.

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