Neck and Back Injury

January 25, 2011

Lower Back Injury

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The lower back refers to the part of your back between the rib cage and the pelvis. It is made up of the lumbar spine and soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) attached to the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine is made up of 5 hard bones (vertebrae) and sponge-like soft discs (intervertebral discs). The intervertebral discs allow the spine to bend or flex, and act as cushion and shock absorbers to the vertebrae.

The lower back carries most of our upper body weight, and it is very vulnerable to injuries. The common types of lower back injury (sometimes called low back injury or lumbar injury) are as follows.