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    1. Implants and Less Invasive Surgery for Back Pain

      If back pain keeps you out of work or up all night and medications don’t help, what’s the next step? Don’t be scared if your doctor says “back surgery.” New treatments for spinal pain aren’t as invasive as old-school operations that required weeks of recovery in bed. Surgeons using special tools can

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    2. Disk Fixes for Lower Back Pain

      About 80% of Americans have low back pain at some point. It’s usually short-lived, but if yours lingers for weeks or months, you may wonder if surgery would help.  Low back pain has many causes. Often it's linked to one or more of the rubbery disks that normally cushion the vertebrae in your spine.

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    3. Is It Time for Back Surgery?

      Aching back? You’re hardly alone. Back pain that just won’t go away is the most common type of chronic pain in the U.S. If you’re living with severe pain, you might be thinking about surgery. While that’s a decision only you and your doctor can make, here are a few things to keep in mind. Chances ar

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    4. How to Get Ready for Back Surgery

      If you’re scheduled to have back surgery, you’re probably a little worried about how it will turn out. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to make sure your operation is successful. Just ask Dwylett Montgomery. After years of living with severe back pain, she had surgery for degenerative disc dise

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    5. Alternative Therapies for Low Back Pain

      There are lots of ways you can treat your low back pain without drugs or surgery. These alternative therapies can bring you relief and help you live an active life. Acupuncture is one of the best alternative treatments for low back pain, says Moshe Lewis, MD, a physiatrist at California Pacific Medi

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    6. 10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

      Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or you're dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say they've had a recent bout of low back pain. And almost everyone can

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    7. Back Pain Dos and Don'ts

      Back pain is the most commonly reported pain condition in America. About 59 million Americans have had a recent episode of back pain, and about 80% of all people will have back pain at some time. Whether you already struggle with back pain or are trying to prevent back trouble, there are dozens of o

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    8. 12 Ways to Improve Back Pain

      Like the nearly 80% of Americans who will experience a back problem during their lifetime, Beverly Hayes suffers from back pain. For many, the injury is triggered by a strenuous activity, like gardening or weight lifting. Others simply bend down to pick up a pencil and their back gives out. “It felt

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    9. What's Making Your Back Hurt?

      When you've got back pain, one of the best questions you can ask is, "Why is it happening?" That can be the first step to helping the problem. Common causes for back pain include: Muscle and ligament injuries. These are the most common causes of back pain. Shoveling snow or helping a friend move her

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    10. Find the Right Treatment for Your Back Pain

      What will help your back pain? There are a lot of choices. Your best plan depends on your specific case. For instance, has your back been hurting for a couple of days, or a long time? Did it start with an obvious injury, or are you not really sure what happened? Are you basically healthy, or do you

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