Back Pain Symptoms, Causes and Prevention
Most of us at some stage in our lives will experience back pain of some degree, some more seriously than others. There are many ways to injure your back including wear & tear, poor posture, sports injuries, accidents & muscular imbalance. Symptoms of back pain can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term).
Your spine is made up of a column of bones called vertebrae with the skull at the top and pelvis at the base. Between the vertebrae are discs which cushion shock. There are small joints at the back of the spine and these are held together by ligaments. Your spine is then strengthened and made moveable by muscles and nerve tissue.