By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)

Lower Back Pain

80% of the population suffer from lower back pain at least once in a life time. Majority of back pain occurs sporadically as a result of back injury. Some are chronic and occurs very frequently and never go away completely.

Causes

There are many causes of back pain. Most of them are not serious and do get better. Serious things like spine fracture, tumor and infection and ankylosing spondylitis do not get better so fast.  If the back pain occurs more than 3 months, the best way is to see your doctor to get it checked.

 

Lower Back Pain

Dr Tony Setiobudi is an Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard), Singapore. He treats bone, joint, muscle and ligament problems in adults and children. He has a special interest in nerve compression and spine problems such as back & neck pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumor & infection, spinal cord injury, osteoporosis fracture, spinal stenosis and slipped disc.