The spinal column is the central stabilizing organ for the upper body and hosts the spinal cord. The intervertebral disks allow for mobility of the spine and its single segments. Damages of the vertebral column can hence cause severe symptoms – often enough also in parts of the body that are not originally affected like the extremities. The underlying cause of these symptoms is mostly muscle tension or degeneration of spinal disks.
Back problems are one of the most frequent causes of missed workdays in Germany. More than 80% of the population suffers from back pain at least once in their life.