Back and Neck Pain
It is perhaps best not to view the spine as a series of 26 bones, but as a long group of muscles that contain the spinal cord, which is protected by a flexible bony conduit. There are many structures in the spine, and injuring them will create a unique set of signs and symptoms, but the root cause of the injury of the spine arises from dysfunction of the muscles. The spine transmits our body weight to our pelvis and legs through muscle tension, which is known as Tensegrity, through the contraction of muscles. If the muscles are not functioning correctly, the joints take an increased load; microtrauma and pain result.