Lower Back Pain Treatment
Knowing the area: The back is the body’s main support and is made up of vertebrae (the spine), muscles, nerves, ligaments and shock-absorbing discs.The spine has three natural curves: cervical, thoracic and lumbar. The cervical spine supports the neck and allows you to move your head; the thoracic spine supports the middle back and protects the lungs; the lumbar spine supports the lower back and contains the largest and strongest vertebrae. When all three curves are in their normal positions, the body is ideally balanced with your weight evenly distributed.
Common Problems: Pain in the back can come from misaligned vertebrae, slipped discs, pinched nerves, sprained muscles or ligaments. The most common complaints are lower back pain, muscle spasms, sprains and strains.
Common Cause: Poor posture like slouching or hunching, poor sleeping surfaces or positions, incorrect sitting or standing positions, strain from improper lifting techniques, trauma from sports like golf and tennis, obesity, frequent use of high heels. Falls where you land in a sitting position also almost always hurt the back. Back pain is usually the result of years of accumulated abuse.