BACK PAIN: Why is it so common?

BACK PAIN: Why is it so common?

Almost everyone will suffer from some form of lower back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives… So what is it that makes us so susceptible to LBP?

The spine is the main boney structure in the back; it consists of thirty three vertebrae that work together to form the backbone of our body. These vertebrae alone cannot support the massive loads and high stress and strain that we put on our backs.   The vertebrae require assistance from all our soft tissue structures, ligaments, joints, fascia and most especially our muscles.

The back is full of muscles, big ones that cover large portions of the back, and more importantly small, deep muscles surrounding the spine, that provide stability and support.

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