Nowadays, millions of people suffer from low back pain, or otherwise known as Lumbago, Hexen schuss, or witch stab.
All the 33 vertebrae ( 12 thoracic, 7 cervical, 5 sacrum, 5 lumbar and 4 coccyx ) of our spine are linked to most of the nerves, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels in the body, holding it together.
The nerve roots of the legs and arms, along with the spinal cord which passes through the spine canal, ensure the upright posture of the body.
Since it has numerous functions, the spine is prone to damage due to the constant mechanical action of the load ( strain, bending, pressure, shear, twisting.
The different parts of the spine create a different range of motion, which enables the high mobility of the neck, and the low mobility of the breast area. Sometimes, the transition from one to another part of the spine leads to degenerative changes, which cause great pain.
The ones most prone to low back pain are individuals with hard physical or sitting jobs, patients suffering from osteoporosis, patients with congenital spine anomalies or spine injuries, and older men undergoing the degenerative process.