Causes, Treatment and Management of Lower Back Pain

A study published in 2009 conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed that more than 80 percent of Americans will experience lower back pain at least once during their lifetimes. The impacts of back pain are both personal and financial. While the discomfort back pain causes can’t be measured, the study team estimates its financial impact at $100 billion dollars a year, largely in lost wages and reduced productivity.

Causes of low back pain are many, including:

  • Muscle strain.
  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Obesity.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Arthritis.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Poor posture.
  • Sedentary lifestyle or inactivity.

Treatment of lower back pain depends on its causes, some of which require the attention of a qualified doctor. Some over-the-counter pain medicines will relieve the discomfort until you can get medical treatment, but if you’d rather avoid the short and long term side effects of oral pain relievers, consider using topical pain relievers.

Absorbine Jr. has helped people suffering from lower back pain for generations. It’s easy to apply and penetrates the skin quickly, bringing nearly instant relief. The natural ingredients in Absorbine Jr. include menthol, iodine, echinacea, wormwood and calendula. This liniment dries quickly eliminating the risk of any stains to skin or clothing. It has a mild, odor and is available with an applicator that makes it easy to apply using just one hand.

Since it has been used for generations as a safe and effective way to manage joint and muscle pain, it’s easily found online and in big box stores, pharmacies and grocery stores. If you’re one of the many Americans suffering from either mild or acute lower back pain, count on Absorbine Jr. to alleviate your discomfort.

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