The lower back is one of the most complex parts of the spinal anatomy and, also, the most frequently damaged. Around 80% of adults have experienced lower back pain at some point, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
This region of the lumbar spine is an intricate network of spinal nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones, and is responsible for supporting the entire weight of the upper body. Any damage in these parts may cause discomfort that begins from one area, then radiates to other parts The severity of the damage and the discomfort may also vary. A minor muscle strain may cause enough discomfort to make you seek emergency disc pain relief, while the discomfort from a degenerative disc might be alleviated by a bit of rest.