Neck & back pain explained
The spine serves as a communication network which sends signals to and from the brain. It is incredibly important that the spine stays protected, which the muscles around the spine are tasked with doing. The majority of neck and back pain results from the tightening of muscles to support the spine. Slipped and herniated discs can also cause back and neck pain, and subsequent muscle stiffness while the body protects these injuries.
Getting an accurate diagnosis of your pain is the first step to feeling better. Treatment for the pain may include any combination of therapies, ranging from medication to acupuncture.