Definition of lumbago in English:

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lumbago

Pronunciation: /lʌmˈbeɪɡəʊ/

noun

[mass noun]
Pain in the muscles and joints of the lower back.
Example sentences
  • Clinical applications include the control of pain in osteoarthritis, lumbago and migraine, and anaesthesia for certain surgical procedures, as well as other ailments of the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.
  • I know I had diabetes, meningitis and acute ingestion, besides gastritis, rheumatism, lumbago and neuritis.
  • This exercise will improve neck and spine flexibility, help to relieve trapped nerves and alleviate backache, neck pain, lumbago and mild forms of sciatica.

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin, from lumbus 'loin'.

Words that rhyme with lumbago

Diego, galago, Jago, sago, Tierra del Fuego, Tobago, Winnebago

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