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Back pain. Conceptual coloured X-ray showing back pain (red) around a curved lower spine. Lower back pain (lumbago) is a common disorder which affects most people at some stage. It is often caused by sudden turning or bending movements and often results in muscle spasm. Treatment is with bed rest on a firm surface and painkilling & anti- inflammatory drugs.
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