Low back pain can stem from several causes. People older than 60 tend to suffer from pain associated with joint degeneration such as osteoarthritis. If you happened to twist your back, bend it awkwardly, or have fallen causing back pain, you may have a muscle strain in the low back.
Absorbed in your latest project, you’re leaning forward and hunched over your computer. Without even realizing it, your shoulders have rolled forward, hiked up around the ears and your neck is drooping forward. When you finally stand up, it feels like all the muscles in your shoulders, neck and back have migrated to the wrong locations. You’ve got “The Computer Hunch.”
In an unexpected turn of events, Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko withdrew from the competition just moments before he was to perform. Earlier in a warm-up, he performed a triple axle jump and seemed to be in pain as he landed. In mid-2013, he underwent surgery to replace a disc in his back. The prolific skater has had 12 surgeries in all. He decided against risking further injury and bowed out of the Sochi Olympics. Earlier in the 2014 games, he brought home Russia’s first gold medal of the Olympic season.