Not only the lower back can hurt but also the cervical spine is prone to functional impairments that can lead to severe neck pain. Statistics show that patients wait a lot longer before they see a physician than if they suffer from lower back problems. However there is no need to worry: modern procedures allow for successful pain relief and yet preserve mobility.
Read the complete article from Aktion Gesunder Rücken Nr. 48 (2012) as PDF (German):