I have taken painkillers but they don't help much. What do you think it could be?
One of the most common symptoms of lower back pain on the right-hand side is muscle strain.
As many of us are right-handed, we tend to favour our right side more than our left, so when we lift, pull or use the muscles of our lower back, it will often result in lower back pain on the right-hand side.
However, muscle strain is not the only cause of lower back pain on the right- hand side.
A kidney infection, for example, can localise pain and cause pain in the same area.
It can be accompanied by nausea and illness as well as a sensitive feeling in the area.
If you are still in pain, I would advise you to make an appointment to see your GP.