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Back pain. Computer-generated abstract artwork of a standing woman in posterior view, suffering from lower back pain (lumbago). Concentric red circles depict pain emanating from the affected area. Lower back pain is very common. It is usually caused by strain which injures soft tissues (muscles, tendons or ligaments) around bones of the spine. People likely to suffer back pain are those whose work involves heavy lifting, or those who spend long periods sitting in one position. Pregnant women commonly suffer from back pain towards late pregnancy. Treatment includes rest & painkilling drugs. Persistent pain may indicate a more serious disorder, such as slipped disc.
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