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    1. Muscle Relaxants for a Herniated Disc

      Drug details for Muscle relaxants for a herniated disc.

    2. Scoliosis - Medications

      Information on medications used to treat herniated discs.

    3. Whiplash - Cause

      A herniated disc usually is caused by wear and tear of the disc (also called disc degeneration). As we age, our vertebral discs lose some of the fluid that helps them maintain flexibility. A herniated disc also may result from injuries to the spine, which

    4. Whiplash - 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?

    5. Whiplash - Cause

      The most common cause of lumbar spinal stenosis is age-related changes of the spine. These changes include thickening of soft tissues and a gradual deterioration of spinal discs and joints that connect the spine's vertebrae.

    6. Scoliosis - Other Treatment

      Learn about rehabilitation, exercise, and complementary and alternative treatments for a herniated disc.

    7. Whiplash - Exams and Tests

      Initial examinationYour health professional will evaluate your symptoms of leg and back pain using a medical history and physical examination. Your diagnosis will be based on any features that point to irritation of one or more spinal nerves and to the lo

    8. Whiplash - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Walking for Wellness

    9. Physical Therapy for Back Pain - Topic Overview

      What is a herniated disc? Learn what it is and what causes it.

    10. Upper and Middle Back Pain - Topic Overview

      There is some evidence that heat will help decrease low back pain. There is little proof that cold will help. 1 But some people do find that heat or cold help them. Follow these suggestions if you would like to try heat or cold for low back pain. Heat to relieve low back pain Apply heat for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Moist heat (hot packs,baths,showers) works better than dry heat. Try an ...

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