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  1. Spinal Decompression Therapy

    WebMD explains both surgical and nonsurgical spinal decompression. Learn what’s involved and find out if it could ease your back pain.

  2. Back Pain Treatment

    Learn about treatment options for back pain relief, including medication, exercise, surgery, and acupuncture.

  3. Physical Therapy and Pain Management

    Physical therapy (PT) can be an important part of a pain management program.

  4. Back Pain and Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Spinal cord stimulation is recommended for back pain when other treatments have failed. WebMD examines this procedure and its role in pain management.

  5. Neck Strain and Whiplash

    Neck strain, or whiplash, occurs when sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck.

  6. Discectomy or Microdiscectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

    Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

  7. Sciatica - 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 ..

  8. Percutaneous Discectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

    Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

  9. Posture: Standing and Walking - Topic Overview

    The following tips may help you stand and walk using good posture. Keep your ear,shoulder,hip,and ankle in a line. Avoid locking your knees while standing. Try placing one foot on a low stool if you must stand in one position for a long time. Switch feet every few minutes. Keep your lower back in the neutral position. ...

  10. Corticosteroids for a Herniated Disc

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for a herniated disc.

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