Back Pain Solutions: Exercise and Movement Therapies
Can therapies like yoga, tai chi, and Pilates help low back pain?
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
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,...
Nighttime Back Pain
WebMD examines the causes of back pain at night and associated symptoms that should prompt you to call your doctor.
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 ...
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Cervical spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is surgery that joins selected bones in the neck (cervical spine).
Muscle Relaxants for Neck Pain
Drug details for Muscle relaxants for neck pain.
Tricyclic Antidepressants for Neck Pain
Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for neck pain.
10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Back Pain
Ten questions to ask your doctor about back pain.
Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Drug details for Epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis.