Video: What is Lumbago?

Video presented by Zinovy Meyler, DO

Video Transcript

Lumbago, essentially, comes from Latin and physicians use it to denote "pain stemming from the low back." We kind of lump that together and we say that "lumbago" is "low back pain." To be more precise, it should be broken down into axial back pain - in other words pain that remains in the spine and doesn't radiate down the legs - or radicular pain - which most people refer to as "sciatica" - but "lumbago" is a general term denoting low back pain.