Back pain affects us on such a psychological level it's crazy.
We tend to treat pain in our back as somehow different to pain elsewhere in our body (although I do believe the knees can also be thought of in the same way)
What I mean is that, say for example we had to lift a lot of boxes yesterday and our arms were very sore when we woke up today, we would probably rationalise that our muscles had been given a workout that they weren’t used to and that it would settle down itself in a day or so, no harm done.
On the other hand, if it was our back that became very sore this morning, the experience might be quite different for many of us. We might worry that we’ve damaged something in our back or because we've heard about ‘slipped discs’ then this soreness might begin to concern us.
The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of back pain is actually nothing to worry about and requires little intervention to resolve itself except for maybe moving a little more.
But any pain in our backs can be scary as hell if we don’t know what we're dealing with.