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There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.

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Terms related to Low Back Pain:

  • Back Pain
  • Discitis
  • Facet Degeneration
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Spondylolysis