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When the back hurts- our supporting structure and its problems

Dr. med. Willy Hammerschmidt, Rothenbach, Germany Introdudion The human back is a complicated structure made up of bone, muscles, tendons, ligaments and intervertebral discs. The supporting element is the spine. The adult spine has four segments and displays in the sagittal plane four typical curvatures which have developed in order to cushion stresses following man’s [...]