There are two significant types of back pain based on the region of the back affected by the pain. These pain types are;
- Lower Back Pain (LBP):
Lower back pain is perhaps the most common type of pain. It may be associated with the bony lumbar spine, spinal cord, nerves, lower back muscles, discs between the vertebrae, internal pelvic organs, abdominal organs, the area around the lumbar region and lower back muscles.
- Upper Back Pain (UBP):
Upper back pain could occur as a result of disorders in the aorta or tumors in the spine, tuberculosis of the spine and chest.