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Definition of Low back pain

Low back pain: Pain in the lower back area that can relate to problems with the lumbar spine, the discs between the vertebrae, the ligaments around the spine and discs, the spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, or the skin covering the lumbar area.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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