This clinical evidence-based guideline was developed by a physician and serves as an educational tool designed to provide a method of self-assessment and review of the possible causes and treatments for lower back pain.  These guidelines are disseminated with the understanding that the recommendations by the app LOBAK and its associated website, lobakapp.com are not meant to replace the individualized care and treatment advice from a person’s physician(s).  If medical advice or assistance is required, the services of a competent physician should be sought. The proposals contained in LOBAK and the explanations given in lobakapp.com may not be suitable for use in all circumstances.  The program itself may contain unknown flaws or “bugs” that affect its accuracy.  The choice to implement any particular recommendation contained in LOBAK and its affiliated website, lobakapp.com must be made by a person’s managing physician in light of their situation and on the basis of existing resources.