5 Reasons You're Having Back and Neck Pain (and 12 Ways to Treat It). An estimated 80% of Americans will have trouble with their back at some point in their lives. Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year managing chronic pain and compensating for lost productivity because of pain. So, what are Americans doing to end up with so much trouble in the neck and back? There are a few main causes and plenty of ways to fix it.Some of the most common causes of back and neck pain are stress, poor posture, and pinched nerves. Stress is horrible for us, but it’s not just psychological torment. Stress causes our muscles to become exceptionally tight, especially in our neck and back. Our posture also affects us more than many people realize. Sure, having good posture makes you look more confident, but it’s also a crucial part of our health. Sitting, standing, and even sleeping with poor posture puts our bodies in positions it shouldn’t be in for extended periods of time. After days, weeks, months, and years of living with poor posture, it’s no surprise that we will feel the negative effects of it. Pinched nerves can occur anywhere in your body, but it’s not uncommon to see them in your back and neck where your spinal cord is.  Pinched nerves can be painful, but there are ways to deal with the pain.In this slideshow, we’ll talk about the most common causes of back and neck pain and tell you some common ways for you to treat it using methods that can mostly be done at home. If you’re struggling with back or neck pain, let’s see if we can help you out!