Low back pain is common and affects more than 80% of people at some point in their lives. The vast majority of low back pain does not indicate a serious spine problem. Some common reasons for back pain include:
- Injury to back muscles
- Degenerative lumbar discs, which occur in most people over time, but are not necessarily the cause of back pain
Other symptoms may indicate that your back pain represents a more serious problem. For example: leg weakness, leg numbness or tingling, severe leg pain, fevers, or unintentional weight loss.