Back pain is a common condition that affects over 75% of all people at some point. It’s the leading cause of disability globally. While you may experience back pain on any part of your back, it’s most commonly felt in the lumbar region, i.e., the lower back.
Depending on the type and location of your back pain, you may experience a wide range of symptoms, including aching pain, shooting pain, burning sensations, or stabbing pain, often radiating down the leg.
There are two types of back pain — acute pain and chronic pain. Acute back pain refers to severe and sudden back pain, usually fading away in a few weeks. Chronic back pain starts mildly but gradually worsens until you’re suffering from severe pain, usually lasting over 3 months.