97 percent of the creatures Earth don't have a backbone
Dorsalgia is another term for back pain.
The cervical spine is the one most capable of movement.
Regular exercise, especially core work, keeps the abdominal and back muscles firm.
A subluxation is the misalignment of one of more vertebra
More than 65 million Americans experience back pain every year.
The most important "bone" in the body is the spine.
Back pain is most prevalent in the 45-64 age group
The lumbar portion of the spine supports the weight of the upper body.
Back injuries are one of the most common causes of disability.
High heeled shoes contribute to lower back pain.
A child has 33 vertebrae in his spine, but an adult has only 26.
The visible row of bumps running down the center of the back is called the Spinous Processes
Discs are tough, fibrous pieces of cartilage that act as shock absorbers between the moving bony parts of the spine.
The first bone at the top of the spine is C1.
Smoking ages the spine.
Approximately 10 percent of adults have a congenital anomaly in their lower back.
Over 120 muscles are contained in the spine.
The lumbosacral region or. lower back, is the most common site of a backache.
Correct posture helps maintain the natural curves of the spine.
There are 206 bones in the human body.
The average adult stands 1 cm or 0.4 inches taller in the morning than the evening.
Back pain is considered chronic if it lasts more than three months.
Bones are made of cartilage.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
Bending at the waist to pick up a heavy object can cause back pain.
80 percent of those in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
The tailbone is really four bones fused together.
Back pain ranks second to headaches as the most frequent location for pain.
Adults 40-45 suffer the most back pain.
25 percent of the length of your spine is disc material.
The most sensitive cluster of nerves in the body is at the base of the spine.
Studies show that most people do not get enough caladium and vitamin D to maintain healthy bones.
Both humans and long-necked giraffes have seven cervical vertebrae
Back pain is the most common disability of people under age 45.
Only about 5% of people with back problems require surgery.
Back pain is second only to the common cold for causing the most lost work time.
October 16th is World Spine Day.
A medium firm mattress is the best type for people with low back pain.
Watch what you eat - excess weight puts more strain on your back!