The human back is a complex arrangement of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Because of the complex nature of the interaction between these components, back injuries can be very serious injuries, sometimes resulting in chronic pain and long term disablement.
The common causes for back injury are:
- Lifting excessively heavy objects.
- Lifting heavy objects without proper training.
A sudden jolting movement as a result of a slip, trip or fall, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, assaults.