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How common is acute low back pain?

If you have low back pain, you're not alone. Acute low back pain (pain that lasts 8 weeks or less) is very common. In fact, it's the second most common reason that people visit their doctor. More than 80% of people will have an episode of acute low back pain sometime in their lives.

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