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Back pain. Man holds his hands to his back as he suffers from back pain (lumbago). Pain in the lower back is very common. It is usually caused by strain to soft tissues, such as the muscles, tendons or ligaments around the bones of the spine. People likely to suffer back pain are those whose work involves heavy lifting. Treatment for lumbago includes rest and the use of painkilling drugs.
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