Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Low Back Pain
Based on your answers, some of the more likely causes of your back pain include
ankylosing spondylitis (or related conditions, called spondyloarthropathies)
a viral infection (as may occur with the muscle and joint pain during a flu).
Other, rarer, causes sciatica are also possible.
While over-the-counter pain medicines, a heating pad, and rest balanced with activity may be helpful, it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms.