What are possible causes of chronic lower back ache in a weightlifter?

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The possible causes include protrusion of the disc at your lower back. 
The disc functions as a shock absorber in the spine, withstanding physical loads while allowing mobility and flexibility of the spine.
The other possible cause is that you may have a break in the bone of the lower back (called pars interarticularis).
Weight-lifters tend to have slightly higher risk of having the break in the pars interarticularis.
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