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    Back and spine pain usually occurs when something is wrong with your spine.  It could stem from an injury, improper alignment, degenerative or herniated discs and more. Therefore, discomfort can occur in either the bones or muscles.

    • Aching or stiffness in the neck, back or tailbone
    • Chronic ache in the middle or lower back after sitting or standing for long periods of time
    • Muscle spasms
    •      Medications
    •      Physical therapy
    •      Exercise
    •      Surgery

     

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