The back is a complex part of the body and, among its many functions, it acts as a support structure for the spine. Back pain has various causes and pain can range from a soreness to a debilitating pain that severely limits your ability to function.
Back pain is usually __ in nature.
How many bones are there in the spine?
What minerals do the bones get their strength from?
calcium and phosphate
calcium and magnesium
sodium and phosphate
What can cause the breakdown of bones?
If you sliced an intervertebral disk horizontally, what food would it resemble?
What happens when there is a "slipped" disk?
The disk pops out from between the vertebrae.
Fluid has begun to leak through the disk rings.
The rings have completely torn and fluid has leaked.
How much water are the intervertebral disks of a 20-year-old made up of?
What is the main function of spinal ligaments?
to hold the spine together
to prevent nerve pinching
to allow for safe movement
What causes muscle tightening?
Where does the nervous system begin?
the spinal cord
the nerve roots
What sort of signals are used to transfer messages through the nervous system?
In what position is the back most comfortable?
How far forward is it safe to bend?
What is the best thing to do if you have pulled or strained your back muscles?
How can you reduce local inflammation immediately after injuring your back?
Apply ice to the area.
Rest your back.
Exercise your back muscles.
Even though applying heat may feel better after an injury, how long should you avoid heat application for?
How can you help to relax tight muscles?
both of the above
What sort of activities should you avoid after injuring your back?