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What is low back pain?

Pain in the lower back is a symptom that can take many forms. It is not a disease, although very rarely it may be due to a disease. Most of the time, lower-back pain appears suddenly, and often it is agonizing. But it may also be experienced as a low-key pain. Lower-back pain that lasts less than six months is usually considered acute. Lower-back pain that lasts longer than six months is considered chronic.

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