Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - 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 have surgery for spinal stenosis?
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
Pain Management and Sciatica
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms and causes of sciatica, a painful nerve condition.
Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis
Brace (orthotic) treatment for scoliosis is used to prevent spinal curve progression and to maintain the appearance of the back.The goal of brace treatment is to prevent the curve from getting worse. Bracing does not correct a curve. There may be some initial straightening of the spine and the appearance of correction when a brace is applied. However in most cases, once the bracing program has ...
Lumbar Herniated Disc - 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 have surgery for a herniated disc?
Lumbar Herniated Disc - What Happens
The gradual wearing out of spinal discs is a natural part of aging that can often lead to a herniated disc. However, only a few people who have herniated discs have severe or troublesome symptoms.
Back Pain Questions for Your Doctor
WebMD provides 10 important questions to ask your doctor about back pain.
Protect Your Back as You Lie Down - Topic Overview
Bending or twisting your back can cause back pain. When you are getting into bed,avoid twists and bends by following these steps. First,back up to the bed,reach your hands back toward the bed as you bend your knees,and use your arms to help lower yourself to sit straight on the side of the bed. Then use your arms to support you as you lean to the side. At the same time,lift your legs off ...
Low Back Pain - Surgery
This topic provides an overview of upper and middle back pain. If you have low back pain or neck pain,see the topic Low Back Pain or Neck Pain. What is upper and middle back pain? Upper and middle back pain can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. Your ribs attach to a long,flat bone in the center of the chest called the sternum and attach to and wrap ...