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Why does my back hurt?

Why Does My Back Hurt?
By Nathan S. Walters, M.D., Texas Institute for Surgery, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine

Up to an astonishing 90% of people will experience back pain at some time in their lives. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 14% of new visits to primary care physicians are for low back pain. As we age, we endure both macrotraumas, repetitive microtraumas and undergo changes in body habitus that alter and redistribute biomechanical forces unevenly on the spine. […]