Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview
What is degenerative disc disease?Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take
Whiplash - Topic Overview
The following tips may help you stand and walk using good posture. Keep your ear,shoulder,hip,and ankle in a line. Avoid locking your knees while standing. Try placing one foot on a low stool if you must stand in one position for a long time. Switch feet every few minutes. Keep your lower back in the neutral position. ...
What Kind of Back Problem Do You Have?
Learn more from WebMD about diagnosis of a back problem.
Back Pain Tests
Exams and tests to determine what might be causing your lower back pain.
Neck Strain and Whiplash
Neck strain, or whiplash, occurs when sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms and treatment of the condition.
Cervical Disc Surgery: Disc Replacement or Fusion?
WebMD tells you about surgical options for cervical disc disease, including disc replacement and fusion surgeries.
Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain
Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. To treat chronic low back pain, a small pulse generator, implanted in the back, transmits electrical pulses to the spinal cord. These pulses interfere with the nerve impulses responsible for leg pain due to nerve damage (sciatica).Implanting the stimulator is considered to be a simple procedure, ...
Time to See a Doctor?
When to see a doctor for your back pain.
Low Back Pain Risk Factors
What are the risk factors for back pain?
Chiropractic Care and Back Pain
Learn about chiropractic and its use in treating low-back pain here.