Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Back pain is a symptom that has many causes including muscle or ligament strain, slipped or herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and spondylosis.
Back pain, slipped/herniated disc and degenerative disc disease can arise due to sub-optimal joint movement. Optimal spinal joint motion is important for disk and joint health, as movement encourages the exchange of fluids, nutrients and waste. Without good joint movement, discs and joints may degenerate at a faster-than-usual rate.