The most important and often neglected part of the human body is the back. Back muscles assist the body in all of its functions and are the epicenter of the butt, hips, chest, shoulders and neck. According to WebMD, “Back pain often happens because something is off in the way your spinal joints, muscles, discs, and nerves fit together,” which worsens as people age. Adults over the age of 60 can experience back pain related to the declination of joints in the spine. When trying to reduce or manage pain, do not just treat one physical symptom; consider the whole body, taking mental and social factors into account. This is known as holistic health, which focuses on the wellbeing of an individual instead of specific parts. Here are a few holistic ways to reduce stress in the low back and manage pain.