Mechanical Low Back Pain:
- Mechanical Low Back Pain, also known as non-specific back pain, is the general term used for any type of pain that is arising from abnormal stress and strain on the muscles and joints of the vertebral column and is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints
- Can be secondary to many factors, including: trauma, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, lumbar sprain or strain, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis.
- Often associated with non-biological factors
- Can be both acute and chronic in nature; chronic pain is persistent pain of more than 3 months following injury or surgery where the true source is difficult to determine