What Causes Back or Neck Pain?
In most instances, back or neck pain is caused by strains or other injuries to the muscles and ligaments surrounding the spinal column. These, in turn, may be caused by sports injuries or a sudden increase in physical activity to which the individual is not accustomed.
Viral infections may also cause flu like symptoms that are often accompanied by muscular pain affecting the neck and the back. The condition is known in medical circles as myalgia.
Another possible cause of your back or neck pain is the degenerative change that your spine undergoes. A person’s spinal column is made up of individual bones (vertebrae) that are joined together by the inter-vertebral discs, joints and ligaments. All these combined form the strong but flexible structure of your spine.
As a person ages (middle age and beyond), back or neck pain occurs as a result of the wear and tear of your inter-vetebral discs and other associated [Read more…]