With a number of individual joints making up the spine, the risk of development arthritis in these joints increase dramatically. Between each vertebrae is a cushion of cartilage, which, unfortunately, bears the potential for breakdown. With this, a person's quality of life can suffer dramatically, as any movement can be potentially painful or difficult. Core strengthening exercises and good posture can help prevent future back pain.
One of the best-studied musculoskeletal problems is chronic neck pain. The most common cause of chronic neck pain is facet joint disease. The facet joints are the small joints in the spine. They act as hinge joints, allowing flexion and resisting to an extent extension and rotation. Facet joints can become "diseased" by a variety of…