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Lower back pain is one of the most frequent medical complaints. It's almost impossible not to experience low back pain: you may have been in a situation where you had to request a few days off from work to allow the back to get better. There are multiple causes of lower back pain, ranging from surgery to bad posture. The lower back starts below the ribcage, and it can cause pain to be felt in a number of different regions. In most cases, pain improves over time, but there are also steps you can take to help alleviate symptoms.

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1. Pain Medication

One of the simplest treatments for any pain, including pesky lower back pain, is over-the-counter pain medication. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as they are known in medical terms help to reduce pain and help you get back to normal. These kinds of drugs are the typical painkillers you probably already use. These can help you achieve short-term relief for back pain. You shouldn't consume pain medication for an extended period unless you consult your doctor. Always follow the recommendations of your pharmacist.

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