80% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Moreover, it is estimated that lower back pain affects more than half of the adult population every year and that over 10% of all people experience frequent bouts of lower back pain throughout the course of their lives.
Your lower back is more susceptible to injury because it is a very unstable part of your spine which is not supported by your rib cage, unlike your thoracic spine. Although this instability facilitates greater mobility, it also makes that part of your body more prone to injury.
Fortunately, as long as your lower back is functioning correctly, it can withstand tremendous forces without sustaining any injury. However, if your lower back is out of adjustment or has weakened supporting muscles, simple daily tasks can exacerbate or instigate injury.
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