I've had a middling-to-bad back most of my life. It all started with a car accident my senior year in high school. I was driving a '72 Chevy Impala with only a lap belt, and I ran right into something. Bit a chunk out of the steering wheel, which was a quite noticeable and immediate injury...broken teeth and all. So we didn't think much about the whiplash factor, but my back wasn't really the same.
I think I exacerbated the problem for the years I lived in New York and walked everywhere with a very heavy bag carried always on the same, left shoulder. Yes, I believe you're supposed to switch...little did I know.
Now, years of constant computer use has probably taken its toll too.
So, I've subscribed to the Back Talk blog, part of Spine-Health.com. Part of what I like about it is that they don't focus solely on the back and back pain. I know that sounds weird, but they also talk about things like insomnia and depression...which, whether symptoms or causes, are often co-existent with back problems.
I haven't been inspired to add a blog to the MedBlogRoll in a while, but thought this one was worth your perusal if, like me, your back is something that you all too often have to think about!