Back and neck pain can happen to anyone. In fact, according to the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, 60 to 80 percent of adults will experience back pain in their life that interferes with their daily activities. Since back and neck pain is common, it’s helpful to understand a few of the most common causes of back and neck pain and how to manage the symptoms. 

If you feel tension in your body or experience discomfort in your back while sitting, walking or standing, you may benefit from stretching. Regularly stretching improves flexibility, range of motion, energy levels and posture. It also releases tension to help relieve and prevent pain.