The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on HealthyCures.org
Low back pain, also known as lumbago, hexenschuss, and witch stab, is one of the major health problems nowadays.
What Is It?
The spine is consisted of 33 vertebrae (12 thoracic, 7 cervical, 5 sacrum, 5 lumbar, and 4 coccyx), which are connected to many nerves, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels, holding the body together.
The nerve roots of the arms and legs, and the spinal cord pass through the canal within the spine which allows us an upright posture.
Given that the spine is in charge of many functions, it is exposed to mechanical action of the load at all times. It is exposed to bending, shear, twisting, pressure, and train, all of which may lead to overuse.
Different parts of the spine are characterized with different range of motion. For instance, the neck has high mobility while the chest part is significantly less mobile. Transition between one to anotherpost was originally published on this site