ABOUT SPINE INJURIES:
Many of us experience back or neck pain, and most of the time it quickly goes away without need of treatment. If the pain lasts longer than several weeks, is accompanied by symptoms into the arms or legs, or develops at the same time as another systemic situation, it is a good idea to seek medical intervention.
What causes back and neck pain? The spine is an amazingly complex structure. It is comprised of 24 vertebrae connected by intervertebral discs and numerous ligaments. Together, these tissues work to move the spine in a controlled manner while protecting the spinal cord and its nerves. Pain in the back or neck can be experienced if there is an injury or irritation to any of the spine’s structures. The pain may be due to a recent trauma, but it is most often the result of small traumas, repeated over time.