Upper Back Pain
· Upper Left Back Pain
· Upper Middle Back Pain
· Upper Right Back Pain

Middle Back Pain
· Middle Left Back Pain
· Middle Center Back Pain
· Middle Right Back Pain

Lower Back Pain
· Lower Left Back Pain
· Lower Middle Back Pain
· Lower Right Back Pain

Back Pain Conditions
· Osteoarthritis
· Degenerative Disc Disease
· Sciatica

Middle Lower Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Pain
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Lumbar spine is in among the most common location for pain in the spine and back. Lumbar spine pain can begin as small pain, but it can often become serious and yield serious symptoms. The spine is an important structure that protects sensitive nerves and tissue, while also facilitating movement. This is why it is crucial to maintain the health of the spine and understand its structures to help prevent injury.

Understanding lumbar spine pain can begin with a look at the lumbar spine itself. The lumbar spine is located in the lower back and it is normally made up of five vertebrae, referred to as L1-L5 vertebrae. Some people, however, may have either one more or less than five. Vertebrae in the lumbar spine are the largest of the entire spine, and they are also the strongest. These vertebrae are responsible for carrying the bulk of the body's weight.

Between each vertebra is a cushion of cartilage. These discs help to absorb pressure during exercise and movement. They also help to facilitate fluid movement. They are often the sources of damage from wear and tear or arthritis.

In the lumbar spine, the spinal cord ends towards the top, around the L1 vertebrae. Once is ends, it divides into many different nerve cords that run to the lower extremities that enable the legs and feet to receive messages from the brain. These nerve roots can often become damaged in the lumbar spine and are responsible for serious pain.

Because of the weight the lumbar spine has to endure, as well as the sensitive tissue it protects, pain in the area can easily occur and it can become severe. In some cases, treatment for lower back and lumbar spine pain can be conservative. However, in many cases it may require a more serious approach to treat pain and other side effects that may occur from damaged tissue in the spine. Surgery is often sought for more serious conditions and injuries.
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