In English the lumbar region of the back is known as "the small of the back." Besides "región lumbar", does Spanish also have a non-technical term for this part of the body?

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    Espalda baja or parte baja de la espalda would be acceptable I think.
    – JMVanPelt
    Aug 6, 2016 at 5:57
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    Espalda baja or Zona lumbar are the ones I know.
    – DGaleano
    Aug 6, 2016 at 14:09
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    @DGaleano zona lumbar is the best way I think.
    – Schwale
    Aug 6, 2016 at 15:20
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    In Spain we use to say "las lumbares": Me duelen las lumbares.
    – Ra_
    Aug 8, 2016 at 8:59

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The "small of the back" is known in Spanish as:

Espalda baja

Zona lumbar

Las lumbares (in Spain - see @Ra_ comment).

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