For most of us lower back pain comes from 3 areas. Our hereditary (runs in families), our posture (sitting down for a living) and age ( wear and tear).
As a lower back pain sufferer myself, my unique focus is on how the whole area works as a unit, I typically look at the lower back in combination with the hips and pelvis as this tends to have a better longer term prognosis.
Short term relief suggestions.
Chronic muscular lower back pain tends to be helped with a heat pack left on the area which hurts, although pain on the spine can be relieved by short term ice. Lying on your back and hugging each knee in turn can also be of benefit.
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