Low back pain
Incidence of low back pain
Low back pain is a common complaint. A recent study has shown that the incidence of low back pain in the population ranges from 38% to 70% of an adult population.
Anatomy of the low back
The low back typically refers to the joints and tissues of the lumbar spine. This area represents the bottom 5 spinal vertebra (bones) between the thoracic spine and the sacrum (triangular bone in the pelvis). The vertebra are connected by the intervertebral discs. T...