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  1. Scoliosis - Prevention

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

  2. Whiplash - Topic Overview

    What is whiplash? Whiplash is pain and stiffness in the neck after an injury that has caused the neck to move suddenly or beyond its normal range. It occurs when the head is suddenly forced backward or forward and is then snapped in the other direction. This kind of motion most often happens to people in a car that is hit from behind. Less commonly,it might happen in a fall,a sports injury,...

  3. Low Back Pain - What Happens

    Low-Back-Pain-What Happens

  4. Upper and Middle Back Pain - Treatment Overview

    There are many treatments for upper and middle back pain. What works for someone else may not help you. Work with your doctor to find what is best for you. Treatment for upper and middle back pain is based on: How bad your symptoms are. How much your symptoms prevent you from doing your daily tasks. How well other treatments have worked. Treatment for mild to moderate pain In most cases,...

  5. Nighttime Back Pain

    WebMD examines the causes of back pain at night and associated symptoms that should prompt you to call your doctor.

  6. Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Spine

    A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of the spine and vertebrae in the neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine), or lower back (lumbosacral spine).

  7. Types of Spine Curvature Disorders

    WebMD explains various types of spine curvature disorders and their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  8. Cauda Equina Syndrome Overview

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

  9. Cervical Spinal Fusion

    Cervical spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is surgery that joins selected bones in the neck (cervical spine).

  10. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Neck Pain

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for neck pain.

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