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  1. 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,...

  2. Physical Therapy for Back Pain - Topic Overview

    Physical therapists provide a type of treatment you may need when back pain makes it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. This treatment helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments. You may get treatment at:A clinic.A hospital.A sports or fitness setting.Your physical therapist will examine you and make a treatment plan. You may need help with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then he or she will probably work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. You may

  3. Nighttime Back Pain

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

  4. Muscle Relaxants for Neck Pain

    Drug details for Muscle relaxants for neck pain.

  5. Cervical Spondylosis - Topic Overview

    Cervical spondylosis is a term used to describe the changes to the bones ( vertebrae ),joints and discs of the neck ( cervical spine ) as a result of aging (disc degeneration). The vertebrae and discs wear down,possibly resulting in pain. Cervical spondylosis is commonly seen in people 55 years of age and older. 1 See pictures of the neck and the vertebrae and discs. As you age,the discs ...

  6. Cervical Spinal Fusion

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

  7. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Neck Pain

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for neck pain.

  8. 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Back Pain

    Ten questions to ask your doctor about back pain.

  9. Physical Therapy and Other Options for Neck Pain

    Find out how physical therapy and other options might ease neck pain from cervical disc disease.

  10. Sleeping Well With Low Back Pain

    No need to toss and turn all night because of back pain. Manage your sleep environment with these strategies.

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