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Lower back pain. Man holding his painful back (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. These strains could be caused by poor posture, lack of exercise or the incorrect lifting of heavy loads. Treatment includes rest and painkilling drugs.
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