The most common reasons for back and neck pain may vary from a bulging disc,osteoarthritis ( wear and tear) to injury, weak surrounding muscles / repetitive strain poor posture inactivity and being overweight.In all these cases the muscles,joints and nerves may become inflamed and irritated.
In modern life we all tend to sit more from an early age.Sitting is one of the highest forces through the low back. As the musculature tire we tend to “C” curve between our shoulders with our head in forward position.Muscles are like the strings in a puppet, they are responsible for moving the joints and are all connected directly and indirectly. Therefore, they start pulling on other muscles and joints and sometimes making you feel the pain is”travelling “to other areas.
Over time the muscles can weaken and can lead to dysfunction of the joints and the problem tends to reoccur. In some cases worn joints and discs can give symptoms of arm or leg pain,tingling or numbness.
Getting regular exercise keeps our weight down reducing the load on the spine.It also helps to keep the muscles toned and healthy so it can both support our spines well and move our joints correctly.keeping well hydrated and having a well balanced diet is also very important for repair at a cellular level.