Back problems are very common and can be caused by staying in one position too long or lifting something awkwardly.
Most back problems start for no obvious reason, which can be very frustrating.
Your back problem may cause hot, burning, shooting, or stabbing pains in your back and sometimes into one or both of your legs. You may also get pins and needles. These can be due to nerve pain.
The spine is strong and back problems are rarely due to any serious disease or damage. Most back problems settle within six weeks. You will not normally need an X-ray or an MRI scan.