Suffering from a lower back problem?
Most people suffer from lower back problems (low back pain or lower back related leg pain) at some point in their lives. They are very common. The majority of the time it doesn’t mean actual damage to your back.
If it’s a new thing, often you don’t need to seek advice from a medic or therapist for your lower back problem. X-rays, scans and treatment are not usually needed.
Most people just need to keep moving and the pain will improve with time. Nearly all low back pain begins to fade within two weeks and settles within six weeks.
If your lower back problem persists or you have any other symptoms (such as severe night pain, weight loss, fever, weakness in your legs causing you to trip and fall) please contact your GP.