Anyone who starts complaining of a back pain is not capable to recognize the specific cause that has originated such pain. We are conscious of that pain either at the end of a usual work day or when we get up of bed in the morning. It is a low intensity, annoying pain that we locate in a diffused area of our back.

When that pain occurs in our low back or lumbar region, we feel it the moment we change our position: when we turn in bed, when we get up from bed or from a seat and maybe standing on our feet and do some kind of turn or sudden movement such as bend to pick up something from the floor.

In the middle area or dorsal region, it may be a very persistent pain if we feel a puncture every time we take a deep breath or even sigh. However, it can be a more tolerable pain due to the dorsal region is less mobile in our voluntary movements in daily life. Depending on its location, it can make harmful the movements of shoulder and even neck’s tilts.

The cervical area, because of its specificity and number of typical problems, it deserves its own post the moment we speak of its troubles and aches.

Going back to the moment where a person starts to be conscious that he has a problem in the back because that area aches, if it’s not a high intensity back pain, we tend to downplay it, put up with it and take a painkiller or sedative and go on with our lives. That pain could disappear or not, but what you have to know is that problem, its cause is not gone, only its symptoms, and the trouble will come back either in the same place or another, even at some distance due to our body, our musculoskeletal system has compensated that pain taking the tension to other area where the muscles are stronger.

If we want to cut that harmful chain and its cycle of pain, we must turn to a healing treatment, not to a palliative one (which is what medicine pills do), choosing a health professional specialized in the solution of these pains and troubles: the physiotherapist.