Most adults experience some form of back pain (milt to severe) in their lifetime. The pain one feels can range from a mild dull ache to highly painful and/or debilitating even. The causes of non-traumatic back pain vary but commonly symptoms are due to postural imbalances, muscle tightness and/or weakness, and skeletal asymmetries.
In order to address the correct underlying cause, a health care professional should conduct a thorough assessment of your posture, spine, surrounding joints and movement patterns. For some people, certain stretches, movement drills and postural cues will restore optimal spine function and alleviate the pain.
Engaging in a consistent exercise program with components of mobility, stability, strength and flexibility is a great way to prevent the onset of back pain.