Back pain is a very common complaint and is often severe enough to cause those suffering from it to miss work. Usually, it’s the result of a physical, mechanical disorder. This means that the bones, muscles and connective tissues are not all aligned in the way they should be. In most cases, it’s not an indication of something serious, but it is not something that should be ignored, especially if accompanied by other symptoms. It may be tempting to simply reach for the aspirin and hope for the problem to go away. But, remember that discomfort is often a signal from your body that something is not well.