Mechanical Back Pain
Lumbar Vertebrae

Mechanical Back Pain

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Introduction Mechanical back pain (aka non-specific back pack, sometimes previously termed lumbago) is a term used to describe musculoskeletal lower back pain. It is extremely common, with about 80% of…

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Sciatica and intervertebral disc prolapse
Herniated intervertebral disc. Image by Servier Medical Art by Servier and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Sciatica and intervertebral disc prolapse

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Introduction The term sciatica describes a characteristic pain felt in the lower back, buttocks and the posterior and lower leg. It results from compression of any of the 5 nerve roots…

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