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Lumbago Collection

"Lumbago: A Painful Journey Through Art and Advertisements" Step into the world of lumbago, a condition that has plagued mankind for centuries

Background imageLumbago Collection: Body pain, artwork

Body pain, artwork
Body pain. Computer artwork showing pain (represented by the red areas) in six different body areas. From top left to lower right, the body areas are: the neck, ankle, head, knee, lower back and wrist

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advert / Elliman Embrocati

Advert / Elliman Embrocati
Ellimans embrocation for rheumatism, lumbago and sprains

Background imageLumbago Collection: Slipped intervertebral disc, artwork

Slipped intervertebral disc, artwork
Slipped intervertebral disc, computer artwork. Intervertebral discs (red) are pads of cartilage between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advertisement for the miracle cure of Koptica

Advertisement for the miracle cure of Koptica
5310096 Advertisement for the miracle cure of Koptica; (add.info.: Advertisement for the miracle cure of Koptica for rheumatism, neuralgia, lumbago, sciatica, gout, and all kindred diseases)

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil

Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil
5310095 Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil; (add.info.: Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil used to conquer pain. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLumbago Collection: Ferula persica

Ferula persica
5855131 Ferula persica; (add.info.: Ferula persica. Handcoloured botanical illustration drawn by G. Reid and engraved on steel by Weddell from John Stephenson)

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil

Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil
5310158 Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil; (add.info.: Advertisement for St Jacobs Oil. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLumbago Collection: Man seized by leg cramp in the honeymoon bed

Man seized by leg cramp in the honeymoon bed
5893720 Man seized by leg cramp in the honeymoon bed. by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); (add.info.: Man seized by leg cramp in the honeymoon bed)

Background imageLumbago Collection: Use a Mirror (colour litho)

Use a Mirror (colour litho)
3642893 Use a Mirror (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Use a Mirror. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageLumbago Collection: Visiting gentlemen refused entry to a house by a servant

Visiting gentlemen refused entry to a house by a servant. The Inflexible Porter. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed by Henry Bunbury

Background imageLumbago Collection: A Day with the Newry Harriers (engraving)

A Day with the Newry Harriers (engraving)
1056080 A Day with the Newry Harriers (engraving) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Day with the Newry Harriers)

Background imageLumbago Collection: Information leaflet, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people

Information leaflet, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people
Information leaflet for Dr Williams pink pills for pale people. The patent medicine pills contained iron oxide and magnesium sulphate

Background imageLumbago Collection: Allcocks Porous Plaster

Allcocks Porous Plasters, a safe and sure remedy. Warming and soothing, relieving and curing Asthma, Lumbago, Sciatica, Colds, Kinks, Quinsy, Spasms, Rheumatism

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advertisement for Ellimans Universal Embrocation in a 1907 edition of The Graphic

Advertisement for Ellimans Universal Embrocation in a 1907 edition of The Graphic, a weekly illustrated newspaper, published in London from 1869 to 1932

Background imageLumbago Collection: Posterior view of a naked woman with back pain

Posterior view of a naked woman with back pain

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advert for Harness Electric Battery Belt 1884

Advert for Harness Electric Battery Belt 1884
Harness Electric Battery Belt, claiming the most effectual remedy for rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, deafness, headache, paralyss, nervous debility and other nervous muscular and functional maladies

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts 1888

Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts 1888
Harness Electropathic belt treatment. 1888

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts 1891

Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts 1891
Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts no taking poisonous drugs or quack nostrums. Claims to cure all rheumatic and nervous affections. 1891

Background imageLumbago Collection: Advert for Allcocks Plasters for aches and pains WWI

Advert for Allcocks Plasters for aches and pains WWI
Allcocks Plasters for pain relief, backache, rheumatism, lumbago and any local pain. 1916

Background imageLumbago Collection: Woman in studio grasping back in pain, (B&W)

Woman in studio grasping back in pain, (B&W)

Background imageLumbago Collection: Illustration of lumbago, lumbar and pelvic regions

Illustration of lumbago, lumbar and pelvic regions
Medicine: lumbago, lumbar and pelvic regions. Drawing

Background imageLumbago Collection: Sciatica, MRI scan

Sciatica, MRI scan
Sciatica. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a sagittal section through the lumbar (lower back) spine of a 35-year-old patient

Background imageLumbago Collection: Spinal tension and pain, artwork

Spinal tension and pain, artwork
Spinal tension and pain. Artwork showing pain (orange star) in the sacrolumbal region of a mans back. Also shown are the muscles (red), and their attachment points to the bones of the pelvis, spine

Background imageLumbago Collection: Lower back pain, artwork C013 / 5922

Lower back pain, artwork C013 / 5922
Lower back pain, computer artwork

Background imageLumbago Collection: Lower back pain, artwork C013 / 8810

Lower back pain, artwork C013 / 8810
Lower back pain, computer artwork

Background imageLumbago Collection: Artwork of man holding his lower back in pain

Artwork of man holding his lower back in pain
Back pain. Artwork of a man holding his lower back in pain. The pain is represented by the cracked orange area. Lower back pain, or lumbago, affects most people at some stage of their lives

Background imageLumbago Collection: Computer artwork of a spine depicting back pain

Computer artwork of a spine depicting back pain
Back pain. Abstract computer artwork of back pain showing radiating circles coming from a spine (blue) on a background of a close-up of the vertebrae

Background imageLumbago Collection: Back pain: womans hands held to her lower back

Back pain: womans hands held to her lower back
Back pain. Posterior view of the naked torso of a woman, both her hands held to her aching lower back. Back pain (lumbago) usually affects most people at some stage of their lives

Background imageLumbago Collection: Abstract computer art depicting back pain

Abstract computer art depicting back pain

Background imageLumbago Collection: Artwork depicting back pain in a woman

Artwork depicting back pain in a woman
Back pain. Computer-generated abstract artwork of a standing woman in posterior view, suffering from lower back pain (lumbago). Rays of white light portray the affected area

Background imageLumbago Collection: Back pain: womans hand held to her lower back

Back pain: womans hand held to her lower back
Back pain. Posterior view of the naked torso of a woman, her hand held to her aching lower back. Back pain (lumbago) usually affects most people at some stage of their lives

Background imageLumbago Collection: Lower back pain, X-ray artwork

Lower back pain, X-ray artwork
Back pain. Computer X-ray artwork of the rear view of the lower back of a human skeleton. The red area represents lower back pain (lumbago)

Background imageLumbago Collection: Back pain, X-ray artwork

Back pain, X-ray artwork
Back pain. Computer X-ray artwork of the rear view of a human skeleton. The red area represents back pain (dorsalgia). Back pain usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones

Background imageLumbago Collection: Back pain due to poor driving position

Back pain due to poor driving position
Lower back pain (red) caused by an improper sitting position while driving. This X-ray shows the bones of the lower back to be curved rather than straight

Background imageLumbago Collection: Lower back pain, X-ray

Lower back pain, X-ray
Lower back pain. Conceptual coloured X-ray of the bones of the lower back glowing red in pain. Lower back pain (lumbago) is a very common complaint

Background imageLumbago Collection: Back pain, conceptual artwork

Back pain, conceptual artwork

Background imageLumbago Collection: Lower back pain

Lower back pain
MODEL RELEASED. Lower back pain. Woman holding her painful lower back. Woman holding her painful lower back. The lower back pain could be lumbago

Background imageLumbago Collection: Back pain

Back pain
MODEL RELEASED. Back pain. Elderly woman holding her painful back. This could be due to a condition such as arthritis

Background imageLumbago Collection: Electropathic belt

Electropathic belt
Advertisement from 1885 for the Pall Mall Electric Associations Electropathic Belt. Claiming to cure a wide range of ailments, including rheumatism, indigestion, lumbago, sciatica



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"Lumbago: A Painful Journey Through Art and Advertisements" Step into the world of lumbago, a condition that has plagued mankind for centuries. From ancient artwork depicting body pain to vintage advertisements promoting various remedies, this caption explores the fascinating history surrounding this ailment. In an enchanting painting, we witness a figure writhing in agony, their face contorted with lumbago-induced discomfort. The artist skillfully captures the essence of this debilitating condition, reminding us of its impact on daily life. Moving forward in time, an advert catches our eye - Elliman Embrocation promises relief from lumbago's grip. With its soothing properties and targeted application method, it becomes a beacon of hope for those suffering from intense back pain. Another artistic masterpiece showcases a slipped intervertebral disc as its subject matter. The intricate details highlight both the complexity and fragility of our spinal structure affected by lumbago. It serves as a reminder to take care of our backs and seek appropriate treatment when needed. Flipping through an information leaflet for Dr Williams pink pills for pale people reveals yet another attempt at combating lumbago's torment. This remedy claims to restore vitality while alleviating body pain caused by such conditions. Amidst honeymoon bliss lies unexpected leg cramps; even in moments meant for joyous celebration they can strike unexpectedly. An image portrays a man seized by leg cramp in his honeymoon bed – showcasing how even intimate moments are not immune to this affliction's reach. A vibrant lithograph urges sufferers to use mirrors as tools against lumbago - perhaps reflecting upon oneself helps identify potential causes or find solace amidst chronic discomforts? Intrigue arises when observing visiting gentlemen being refused entry into houses by servants due to their apparent struggle with lumbago. This societal barrier highlights how pervasive and limiting this condition can be if left untreated or misunderstood.