There’s a lot riding on your spinal column. It’s your body’s main structural support. It needs to keep you stable enough to stand upright but flexible enough for movement, sadly just by simply slipping on ice you can get injured. So it’s no surprise that many people have back problems from time to time.
The hurt can stem from sore muscles, ligaments, and tendons, or from herniated disks, fractures, and other problems in your upper, middle, and lower back. Sometimes you feel the effects right away. But in many cases, back problems develop over time.
We often bring on our back problems through bad habits, such as:
Poor posture, like sitting incorrectly at a desk or behind the steering wheel will cause Bulging and Herniated Discs.
Repeating the same motion or overdoing it
Pushing, pulling, and lifting things carelessly
The spine is actually a stack of 24 bones called vertebrae. A healthy spine is S-shaped when viewed from the side. It curves back at your shoulders and inward at your neck and small of your back. It houses and protects your spinal cord, the network of nerves that transmit feeling and control movement throughout your entire body.