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Lumbago

Also known as Chronic Low Back Pain

Nonspecific low back pain or lumbago /lʌmˈbeɪɡoʊ/ is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment — only headache is more common. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic in duration. With conservative measures, the symptoms of low back pain typically show significant improvement within a few weeks from onset.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with lumbago, 85% report having low back pain, 84% report having back pain, and 48% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of lumbago are low back pain, back cramps or spasms, low back stiffness or tightness, and low back cramps or spasms, although you may still have lumbago without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with lumbago often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, other therapeutic procedures, insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal, physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures and other physical therapy and rehabilitation .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lumbago include cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, carisoprodol (soma), orphenadrine (flexon), metaxalone (skelaxin), tizanidine, iopamidol (isovue), oxymorphone (opana), diclofenac topical product, chlorzoxazone, methyl salicylate-menthol topical, pitcher plant and tolmetin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for lumbago include age 30-44 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get lumbago.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.7x
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