Lumbago (more commonly referred to as low back pain) is categorized by dull or aching pain in the lumbar spine area and does not radiate into the lower extremities. In many instances, this pain can come about suddenly after activity or overexertion.
One of the primary symptoms that patients with Lumbago experience are back spasms and stiffness of the muscles of the back. This is generally worse in the morning and may persist throughout the day. This pain may be intermittent or persistent depending on the injury.
It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing low back pain as this is often a symptom of a more severe condition such as a herniated disc or slipped disc.
Signs and symptoms of Lumbago may include:
- Intermittent pain or persistent pain in the lower back
- Stiffness of the lower back
- Limited range of motion
- Sensitivity to touch in the lower back
- Muscle spasms