|Category||Cervical & Lumbar Problems|
Spinal pain in the lumbar region (lower back) and cervical region (neck) are highly prevalent and are often the causes for many lost workdays. Lumbar muscle strains and sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. The spine can also be a site of spinal pain, but because it is much more rigid, the thoracic spinal area is much less frequently injured than the lumbar and cervical spine.
The neck is part of a long flexible column, known as the spinal coloumn or backbone, which extends through most of the body. The cervical spine (neck region) consists of seven bones, which are separated from one another by intervertebral discs. These discs allow the spine to move freely and act as shock absorbers during activity.