While there are many reasons why you may experience sudden onset lower back pain, some of them can be serious. Roughly 8 in 10 people will experience a bout of lower back pain and in most cases it will not be due to a severe back problem or disease. This type of pain is known as nonspecific lower back pain. Usually the pain will go away on its own. However, if you find you are experiencing severe pain that is difficult to deal with, having other symptoms, or your pain is not subsiding with time, then it may be time for you to seek medical help.
Some of the reasons for sudden onset lower back pain can include a sprain, a problem with the disc between two vertebrae, minor problems in the tissues of the lower back, or an inflammation. Sometimes, the problem can be more serious such as a prolapsed disc, degenerative disc disease, or nerve problems.
If you find you are suffering from lower back pain and you decide to seek medical assistance, you want to try to avoid drugs and get treated in a natural way where your problem will be solved, not covered up by pain medications. The Illinois Back Institute has helped all types of people with their lower back pain, from athletes to children. You can expect to be treated with care and respect, while having your back problem treated, not just the symptoms.