Back pain affects about 90 percent of adults at some time in their lives, and about 67 percent of adults experience neck pain. Back pain and neck pain are among the most common reasons for doctor visits and are major causes of disability, lost workdays and high healthcare costs.
The spine is one of the most important parts of your body. Without it, you could not keep yourself upright or even stand up. Your spine gives your body structure and support. It allows you to move and bend. The spine also protects your spinal cord. The spinal cord is the column of nerves that connects your brain with the rest of your body, allowing you to control your movements. Without a spinal cord, you could not move any part of your body, and your organs could not function. That is why keeping your spine healthy is vital if you want to live an active life.
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