Does your lower back ache or throb? You’re not alone.
Many people experience chronic or occasional pain in the lumbar region, or lower back, making it difficult to sit, stand, or lie down. Low back pain can become more common as you age, since the discs separating your vertebrae lose fluid and flexibility over time. But even young people can develop lower back pain just from sitting too long, especially in a chair with inadequate support (which can cause pelvic torque). Other common causes of lower back pain include low-grade spasms or a pinched sciatic nerve.