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  1. Scoliosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase a person's risk for scoliosis include: Family history. Scoliosis is known to run in families. Children - especially daughters - of women who have scoliosis are at increased risk for having scoliosis.Being female. Girls between the ag

  2. Upper and Middle Back Pain - Cause

    In most cases,upper and middle back pain is caused by: Overuse,muscle strain,or injury to the muscles,ligaments,and discs that support your spine. Poor posture. Myofascial pain that affects the connective tissue of a muscle or group of muscles. For example,some people hurt their backs when they: Slump or slouch when they sit or stand. Play sports or do yard work. Get jolted in a car ...

  3. Scoliosis - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I (or my child) have surgery for scoliosis?

  4. Scoliosis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional to have your child evaluated for scoliosis if: You observe a curve in your child's spine.You notice that something about your child's posture looks unusual, such as ribs that stick out, one shoulder that is higher than the ot

  5. Scoliosis - Prevention

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

  6. 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,...

  7. Low Back Pain - What Happens

    Low-Back-Pain-What Happens

  8. 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,...

  9. Nighttime Back Pain

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

  10. Types of Spine Curvature Disorders

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

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