Acute low back pain is defined as pain that is present for less than six weeks. In many cases, acute low back pain will resolve itself in just a few days, and most people will not even feel the need to seek medical care.
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When people do seek medical care for their acute back pain, diagnosis usually focuses on medical history and a physical examination. Treatment can be as simple as taking over-the-counter pain relievers, or it can involve physical therapy intervention.