How common is lower back pain in adults?

More than you think. Low back pain or lumbago is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment only headache is more common.

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What are the common causes of lower back pain?

Strains and Sprains. Most common cause of back pain is an injury to the muscle or ligament (strains and sprains) due to an acute trauma or overuse syndromes, postural mechanics and other causes . Can also be do to osteoarthritis, herniated disc, nerve irritation, joint disorders and many others. Read more...
Many. Many causes of low back including: musculoskeletal strain/sprain/spasm, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, annular disc tear, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis/arthritis, metastatic cancer to bone and the list goes on and on. Most important - get a work-up by your physician to determine the cause and only then can treatment options be considered. Read more...
Soft tissue strains. The diagnosis for 70-80% of low back pain is non-specific low back pain, referring to sprains and strains of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Herniated and degenerated discs are frequently misdiagnosed as the cause of back pain. Up to 40% of individuals may have herniated discs and 70% degenerated discs, without pain, so having them doesn’t tell you that is the cause. A muscle exam is often needed. Read more...

What are common causes and cures for lower back pain?

Cure for back pain. Back pain is ubiquitous. If you live long enough, 80% chance you'll have it. 40% of any group has some degree of back pain right now. #2 cause of missed work days after common cold. Soooooo, no cure. Good treatment strategy is prevention: don't smoke (4-5x rate of back probs), keep the core strong with pilates/piyo/yoga, avoid decompression (spelunking, or diving), and that's about it. Sorry. Read more...

What is the most common cause of mid lower back pain?

Many possibilities. Not medical history....But .The most frequent causes of lower back pain are : muscle sprain, accidents, pinch nerve, posture, scoliosis, sciatic.Go with your pcp, good physical exam, my be need some x/r.Other test. Read more...
Muscle strain. Rhomboid or the top of lumbar erector muscles as they splice with thoracic erectors. Read more...

What are the causes of of lower back pain in young healthy adult? I have no other symptoms

Many Causes. Could be the muscles, ligaments, disc herniation, could be early onset arthritis (in young males you can have Ankylosing Spondylitis or Schuermann's Disease). Lots of possibilities, if it does not resolve with basic exercise and stretching see a spine specialist to work this up further. Read more...
?Muscle sprain. Muscle sprains are common causes of back pain in young people. Posture is an important cause, followed by repetitive strain of muscles. It could also be due to injuries, sudden movements, forceful/violet cough etc. . Read more...

Are extreme fatigue and lower back pain common side effects of taking camrese?

Not listed at all. Neither fatigue or back pain is on the list of side effects. But, progestin excess (or deficit) can be caused by birth control pills in some women - it is not the same as a side effect it seems. Fatigue is a symptom of that excess. Check with the doctor who prescribed to see if you should try a different formula birth control pill. Read more...
It can be. I you are taking a medication and it is making you sick to take it, stop the medication . It is not for you . There is no reason to poison the body with elective drugs. Read more...