Back / Lumbar
Your spine is the main support structure of the entire body and protects your spinal cord. It is made up of twenty-four moveable bones (vertebrae) with cushion-like discs between each that act as shock absorbers. The many ligaments and muscles of the back aid a great number of movements, including bending, leaning and turning your shoulders. Much of your activities cause stress to the lower back, or lumbar region. Improper lifting and twisting / bending motions often result in lower back injuries.