Having pain in the lower back is a very common problem. According to an article on MerckManuals.com, lower (back pain) can point to a problem with the musculoskeletal system. A damaged spine is often the cause of lower (back pain). The bones in the spine (backbone or vertebrae), disks and the ligaments and muscles that support it are affected.
Lower (back pain) is not always a result of an issue with the spine. But, as the type spine of spine damage often causes lower back pain, it is important to understand The same article offers valuable information.
The spine, which is also known as the spinal column, is made of back bones (vertebrae). It also consists of shock-absorbing pads that are located in between each vertebrae. The disks have an outer fibrocartilage core and a soft, jelly-like nucleus.
Lower Spine and Lower Back Problems
The lower spine, which is also known as the lumbar spine, is connected to the upper spine, also known as the thoracic spine. The lumbar spine is flexible, which makes movements like twisting, turning and bending possible. It is also provides strength to support activities like standing, walking and lifting.
The lumbar spine is needed in almost all daily activities. So, a problem in the lumbar spine can inhibit someone to do many activities and results in a decrease in the quality of life.
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