Carrying something on your back: The influences and burdens you carry from your past. Backs in our dreams implies anything that we cannot see or behind us. If you dream of someone on your back it suggests they might be using your energy to advance or you are carrying them in some way. Undergoing surgery on your back represents healing from your past and the damage that has been done “behind your back”. The symbolism for having your back turned in your dream suggests cutting off or blocking aspects or people in your life. If your back was broken points to a large about of workload or people not carrying their weight in your life.