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  • Writer's pictureMisa Barbulovic

WHY YOUR BACK HURTS?


The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones, which work together to support the body and enable us to move around.


LOWER BACK PAIN...

...also known as lumbago, is much more common than upper back pain, with many factors that can cause pain. These causes of lower back pain are generally related to:


  • An accident or injury

  • Lifestyle factors

  • Spine Issues

  • Medical Conditions


UPPER BACK PAIN...


...include many of the same factors as lower back pain, but some behaviors and activities that commonly cause upper back pain includes:

  • “Text neck" from hunching to use a mobile device

  • Poor posture

  • Carrying a backpack or shoulder bag

  • Overuse or repetitive movements


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