The spinal column houses the spinal cord, nerves, spinal discs, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It supports the body’s weight, provides flexibility for movement, protects nerve roots and fibers and forms a protective surrounding for the spinal cord – the main pathway of communication between the brain and the rest of the body.


The biggest cause of disability in the working population is attributed to spinal disorders..Four out of five adults will experience some type of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain is considered the second most common location of pain experienced (headaches are the first).

Goals for treatment regarding the back are similar to all other orthopedic pain issues: First, address the pain issues then, undergo appropriate rehabilitation.

Those suffering from back pain who do not undertake exercises training to strengthen and rehabilitate their deep back muscles are 22 times more likely to have a recurrence of back pain).

Potential spinal disorders include:

  • Myofascial pain

  • Facet arthropathy

  • Sacroiliac Syndrome

  • Radiculopathy

  • Discogenic pain

  • Spondylolysis/pars fracture

  • Whiplash


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