Lower Back Pain

Why do I get back or lower back pain and what are the causes?

Back pain and lower back pain can catch us out at any time, but common causes are poor posture, bending incorrectly, twisting the back or lifting heavy objects. When you experience a pain in your back it is usually a symptom of stress caused to the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the back.

Who suffers from back or lower back pain?

Back pain is extremely common and most of us will experience it in our lifetime. It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point.1


What are the common symptoms of back pain?

Back pain covers a large area. It can cause discomfort along your spine, from your neck, right down to the hips.

Symptoms of lower back pain range from feeling tension and stiffness, to experiencing pain and soreness.

Should I be concerned about my back pain?

In most cases back pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. If your pain is ongoing, you may need further support such as physiotherapy.

What not to do when you have back pain

Try to avoid sitting for too long. Take breaks from driving or walk away from your desk at work as often as you can.

What can I do about back pain?

Gentle exercise such as walking or swimming could help relieve your back pain.

Try Solpadeine Plus or Solpadeine Max.

Ask your pharmacist for more advice.


  • Clinically proven to work when regular pain relief is not enough1
  • The soluble tablets get to work 2x faster than Paracetamol tablets*
  • Available in tablets, soluble tablets and capsules

1Only applicable to Solpadeine Plus and Solpadeine Max
*Based on absorption data

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