Back pain is one of the most common problems afflicting millions of Americans each year. In fact, many studies show that at one point or another 80% of the US population will be affected with back pain. Back aches and back pains may occur for a variety of reasons, but typically from sprains / strains, injuries, lifting improperly or sitting for prolonged periods. There are a lot of options to treat back pain, but many of those mask the actual causes of back pain, which are weakness, poor movement and poor spinal coordination.
Neck pain is also very common, with at times, painful symptoms felt into the shoulder, arm or hand. Headaches and even migraines often have an underlying neck problem that affects the triggering of them. Many patients complain of achy feelings in the neck and sometimes shooting, sharp pains. Often, the primary problem is tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers and inactivity. In addition, whiplash from car accidents and injuries can further strain the neck.