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Medical Reference Related to Back Pain

  1. Back Pain Guide - Topic Overview

    Most people will have a minor back problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury.

  2. Back Problems and Injuries - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may help relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness related to a back problem.

  3. Back Problems and Injuries - 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. Back problems: Proper lifting Fitness: Increasing core stability Low back pain: Exercises to reduce pain ...

  4. Back Problems and Injuries - Prevention

    Back pain affects many people. The more time you spend sitting at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television or a computer, the more you must do to prevent back pain. Good posture, proper body mechanics, and exercise will help you prevent back pain.

  5. Back Problems and Injuries - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Back Problems and Injuries.

  6. Back Problems and Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

    If you or someone you know is experiencing back problems, check the symptoms here to determine if yoiu need to seek medical treatment.

  7. Check Your Symptoms

    WebMD describes symptoms of neck problems and injuries.

  8. Opiate Pain Relievers for Acute Neck Pain

    Drug details for Narcotic pain relievers for acute neck pain.

  9. 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

  10. 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,...

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