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    1. Back Pain Guide - Spinal X-Ray

      Spinal X-rays are pictures of the spine to find spinal fractures, infections, dislocations, tumors, bone spurs, or disc disease. Spinal X-rays are also done to check the curvature of the spine or for spinal defects.

    2. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      Cervical spondylosis is a term used to describe the changes to the bones ( vertebrae ),joints and discs of the neck ( cervical spine ) as a result of aging (disc degeneration). The vertebrae and discs wear down,possibly resulting in pain. Cervical spondylosis is commonly seen in people 55 years of age and older. 1 See pictures of the neck and the vertebrae and discs. As you age,the discs ...

    3. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Low Back Pain

      Drug details for Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants for low back pain.

    4. Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) for Low Back Pain

      Intradiscal electrothermic therapy (IDET) is a relatively new, minimally invasive treatment for spinal disc - related chronic low back pain.

    5. Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain

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

    6. Pain Management: Spondylolisthesis

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

    7. Low Back Pain - Topic Overview

      Slouching puts stress on your lower back and contributes to low back problems. When you sit,keep your shoulders back,keeping a slight curve in your lower back. Place a small pillow,a rolled-up towel,or a lumbar roll in the curve of your back if you need extra support. Sit in a chair that is low enough to let you place both feet flat on the floor with both knees slightly lower than your ...

    8. 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.

    9. Back Pain Medications

      Read about medications commonly prescribed for back pain relief.

    10. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. Branches of the sciatic nerve extend through the buttocks and down the back of each leg to the ankle and foot. What causes sciatica? The most common cause of sciatica ..

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