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  1. Causes of Back Pain

    What are the causes of back pain?

  2. Cauda Equina Syndrome Overview

    WebMD explains the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis of cauda equina syndrome.

  3. Stenosis, Spinal

    Spinal stenosis is a rare condition characterized by abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spaces within the spinal canal,spinal nerve root canals,or bones of the spinal column (vertebrae). Affected individuals may experience pain in the lower back and/or the legs. In some cases,affected individuals may have difficulty walking. Spinal stenosis may occur as a result of spinal injury,surgery,...

  4. Pain Management: Spondylolisthesis

    Spondylolisthesis is a slipping of vertebra that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine.

  5. Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain

    The experts at WebMD have compiled a list of tests used to diagnose back pain.

  6. Low Back Strain

    Learn more about low back strain, which is caused by tiny tears in the muscles and ligaments that support the spinal cord.

  7. Back Pain Medications

    Read about medications commonly prescribed for back pain relief.

  8. Living With Chronic Back Pain

    WebMD takes a look at living with and managing chronic back pain.

  9. Lower Back Pain Relief at Home

    Home relief from back pain.

  10. Can You Prevent Back Pain?

    The prevention of back pain is, itself, somewhat controversial. It has long been thought that exercise and an all-around healthy lifestyle would prevent back pain, but this is not necessarily true¿

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