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    1. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      Bed rest of more than a couple of days can actually make your low back pain worse and lead to other problems such as stiff joints and muscle weakness. If you do use bed rest for a short time,remember the following guidelines. Sitting up in bed puts additional pressure on the intervertebral discs. Lying on your side puts a little more pressure on the discs than lying on your back. Trying to ...

    2. Whiplash - Medications

      When back pain occurs in association with scoliosis, the pain may be caused by problems in a muscle, disc, facet, or nerve root, or by a tumor. It is not usually caused by the curve itself. Some people may use nonprescription medicines such as aspirin and

    3. Low Back Pain: Exercises to Reduce Pain

      Key pointsLow back pain is very common among adults and is often caused by overuse and muscle strain or injury. Treatment can help you stay as active as possible, and it will help you understand that some continued or repeated back pain is not surprising or dangerous.1Most low back pain can get better if you stay active, avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause back pain, use ...

    4. Opiate Pain Relievers for Acute Neck Pain

      Drug details for Narcotic pain relievers for acute neck pain.

    5. Whiplash - Symptoms

      Many people older than age 50 have some narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) but do not experience symptoms.

    6. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment

      Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.

    7. Whiplash - Other Treatment

      Physical therapy is an important part of nonsurgical and postsurgical treatment for spinal stenosis. Physical therapy can reduce pain, improve function, and build muscle strength.

    8. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Treatment Overview

      Lumbar spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that usually starts gradually and develops over a long period of time. As the spinal canal narrows, it can squeeze (compress) and irritate the nerve roots that branch out from the spinal cord, or it

    9. Whiplash - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if a fall or injury -- even a mild one -- has caused numbness or weakness in one or both arms, or one or both legs, or low back pain is accompanied by an inability to move the legs (paralysis), confusion, o

    10. Whiplash - Other Treatment

      Treatment other than surgery for scoliosis includes: Observation. In a child who is still growing, a spinal curve that is less than 25 degrees may require only regular checkups every 4 to 6 months to see whether the curve is getting worse. And wearing a b

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