"Backache" is a noun which is often translated as "el dolor de espalda", and "back pain" is a phrase which is often translated as "dolor de espalda". Learn more about the difference between "backache" and "back pain" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. el dolor de espalda
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The patient said she had suffered a backache for over a week.La paciente dijo que había tenido dolor de espalda desde hacía una semana.