Your back is a complex structure of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports injuries, work around the house and garden, or a rapid jolt including a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain. Typical back injuries include:
Sprains and strains
Such injuries can cause pain and reduce your movement. Treatments vary but may include medicines, icing, bed rest, physical therapy or surgery. You might be able to prevent some back injuries by maintaining a well-balanced weight, lifting objects with the legs and making use of lower-back support when you sit.