Lumbago is a general term used to describe lower back pain. These days, it’s more often referred to as lumbar pain or simply low back pain. There are many potential causes of lumbago. It could involve a problem with your soft tissues, such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Lumbago may also be caused by a deteriorated or herniated intervertebral disc. Disc herniation occurs when there is a crack in the wall of the disc, through which the inner material can protrude. Additionally, lumbago may involve the facet joints, nerves, or bones.
Before a back specialist can treat lumbago, he or she will need to diagnose the exact source of the problem. You can expect to have a physical exam and imaging studies, such as an MRI or X-ray. Your back specialist will also ask you about your medical history and whether you’ve recently fallen or suffered an injury. Your treatment options will depend on the underlying cause of your lower back pain.
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