Learn about the spine and get basic information on back pain.
Problems from back pain are the most common physical complaints among American adults and are a leading cause of lost job time -- to say nothing of the time and money spent in search of relief.
Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones.
Low back pain is a universal human experience -- almost everyone has it at some point.
Back pain often happens because something is off in the way your spinal joints, muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move.
Age plays a role, but the other low back pain causes can include injures, an inactive lifestyle, poor posture, illnesses, and obesity.
Problems with the spine’s discs may play a role in back pain.
Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, can involve the spine.
If the spinal canal narrows, back pain may result.
Spondylolisthesis is a slipping of vertebra that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine.