Back injuries are very common not only in sports but also in peoples day to day activities. The back is segmented into an upper and lower section; the upper back is classified as the segment of the back from the waist up to the shoulders and the lower back is the smaller segment that covers below the waist into the upper portion of the buttocks. Injuries to the upper or lower spine are often difficult to diagnose which is why it is important to consult with a physician when this injury is expected. Most back injuries will begin feeling better within a matter of days, but it often takes extended periods of time for these injuries to fully heal. Read below to help better understand what injury you may be up against, and how you can get on the road to recovery.