Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Low Back Pain
Based upon your answers, some of the most likely causes of your back pain include
muscle strain or spasm.
Other, rarer, causes are also possible.
To decrease pain, avoid overuse and try over-the-counter pain medications, a heating pad or topical treatments (such as Icy Hot or Ben Gay).
While these measures may help, it is important that you see a physician if symptoms are getting worse or not improving over time.