The spine provides support for the entire human body. It is comprised of vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons, and ligaments to provide support, flexibility, and movement to the head and torso. The spine is also home to the spinal canal which provides nerves to the rest of the body. This is why many back injuries can result in pain felt in other regions of the body. In between each vertebrae of the spine there is an intervertebral disc. These discs are often likened to a jelly donut because they have a tough yet squishy exterior and are filled with a jelly-like substance in order to provide cushion in between the bones. There are also facet joints found along the spine in between each vertebrae. These joints work together with the intervertebral discs to limit motion and hold the vertebrae in proper alignment. In the low back region of the spine, there are two Sacroiliac (SI) Joints on either side, connecting the spine to the pelvis. This is a very strong, limited-motion joint, reinforced by strong ligaments because its duty is to transfer all the forces of the upper body onto the hips and legs.
Common Back Injuries and Conditions
Any number of the structures in your back can become injured, inflamed, irritated, or all of the above. BioSkin back braces are designed to work with your anatomy to relieve pressure on the nerves and enhance recovery. Find your injury below to learn more.
- Sciatica is an extremely painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. A BioSkin back brace can reduce pain by relieving pressure on the nerve.Read more »BioSkin back braces alleviate pain caused by herniated discs in the lumbar region through targeted compression and spine stabilization.Read more »