As human beings, it’s almost impossible to avoid back pain. At one time or another, we will suffer from some type of back pain. Back pain has many causes, but most often it is due to a dysfunction in the way your vertebrae, (the bones of your spine), spinal joints, discs, muscles, and nerves are working. A healthy spine means that all parts are working together.
Most of us don’t give much thought to our back until it starts to ache. Picking up a heavy object incorrectly, stretching the wrong way, an auto accident, and slouching over our desks at work, can all contribute to upper, middle, and low back pain. As you age, the donut-shaped “intervertebral discs” that sit in between each of the vertebrae that act like cushions that absorb pressure on the spine may wear out or get damaged.