from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A painful condition of the lower back, as one resulting from muscle strain or a slipped disk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Backache of the lumbar region or lower back, which can be caused by muscle strain or a slipped disk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rheumatic pain in the loins and the small of the back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, myalgia in the lumbar region.
- n. Same as chine-gall.
- To afflict with lumbago.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc
To-morrow we go finally and positively, though the lumbago is almost disappeared, and we were to have stayed at least a fortnight.
(Only true about 10% of the time.) “My lumbago is acting up.”
Lower back pain, also referred to as lumbago, may lead to an ache or a pain anywhere in the region between the lower ribs
He still loved weeding but tired quickly and was frequently discouraged by the aches in his legs and lower back from what his doctor called lumbago.
First I must ask your indulgence, since for two days I have been upset by an unpolitical enemy called lumbago, an old acquaintance of mine for sixty years.
Old Haji Wali lost his appetite, complained of indigestion, and clamoured to return home; Ahmed Kaptán suffered from Sulb ( "lumbago") and bad headache; whilst Lieutenant Yusuf was attacked by an ague and fever, which raised the mouth thermometer to 102 degrees -- 103 degrees, calling loudly for aconite.
"Yes -- well, you needn't mind," I says; "'cordin' to common tell, you was born with that same kind of lumbago, and it's been getting no better fast ever since.
The 'down' hours, of course, will coincide with the public remembering that the Democrats are still in charge in Washington and are totally responsible for all our problems, including the sovereign-debt crisis in Greece, potential bank failures throughout the Eurozone, drought conditions in the Southwest, and a particularly bad case of lumbago for Miss Viola Comstock of Pokahootchee, Ga.
Bloomfield has been grievously afflicted of late with a lumbago which disables him from taking such exercise as his constitution requires.
Acupuncture began to appear in medical literature in the U.S. in the mid-1800's when Sir William Osler included a section on the use of acupuncture for "lumbago and sciatica" in his The Principles and Practices of Medicine.