Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Low Back Pain
Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your back pain include muscle spasm or strain, or degenerative joint disease (also called osteoarthritis). Less likely is a fracture, from trauma or osteoporosis; other causes are also possible.
While over-the-counter pain medicines, a brace, rest and ice may be helpful, it is important that you see your doctor to evaluate these symptoms.