Our backbone is made up of 24 vertebras that sit on a tailbone called the Sacrum. Between the vertebrae are 23 discs which act as spacers and shock absorbers. These discs have soft, gel-like centers surrounded by layers of fibrous tissues. From these spinal discs and the Sacrum exit 31 pairs of nerves which exit through small holes called foramina. Each of these nerves brings life to the tissue and organs they feed. It is imperative that no pressure or interference is placed on these nerves. Thus, we need to maintain a balanced spine at all times which is quite hard to do when you consider we do things every day that compromise the integrity of our spine.