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    Medical Reference Related to Back Pain

    1. Back Pain Medications

      Read about medications commonly prescribed for back pain relief.

    2. 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.

    3. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview

      What is spondylolisthesis?Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one bone in your back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below it. It most often occurs in the lower spine (lumbosacral area). In some cases, this may lead to your spinal cord or nerve roots being squeezed. This can cause back pain and numbness or weakness in your legs. It can also lead to losing control over your bladder or

    4. Decompressive Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

      Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis.

    5. Whiplash - Symptoms

      Symptoms of a herniated disc vary greatly depending on the position of the herniated disc and the size of the herniation.

    6. Whiplash - Prevention

      Scoliosis cannot be prevented. Treatment is aimed at preventing the curve from getting worse.

    7. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview

      Physical therapists provide a type of treatment you may need when back pain makes it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. This treatment helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments. You may get treatment at:A clinic.A hospital.A sports or fitness setting.Your physical therapist will examine you and make a treatment plan. You may need help with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then he or she will probably work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. You may

    8. Opiate Pain Relievers for a Herniated Disc

      Drug details for Opioids for a herniated disc.

    9. Anticonvulsants for Chronic Low Back Pain

      Drug details for Anticonvulsants for chronic low back pain.

    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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