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  1. Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

    WebMD looks at ankylosing spondylitis, which is a type of arthritis that affects the spine.

  2. 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.

  3. Spinal Decompression Therapy

    WebMD explains both surgical and nonsurgical spinal decompression. Learn what’s involved and find out if it could ease your back pain.

  4. Physical Therapy and Pain Management

    Physical therapy (PT) can be an important part of a pain management program.

  5. Physical Therapy and Other Options for Neck Pain

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

  6. Types of Spine Curvature Disorders

    WebMD explains various types of spine curvature disorders and their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  7. Low Back Pain - Topic Overview

    Low-Back-Pain-Topic Overview

  8. 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,...

  9. Protect Your Back as You Lie Down - Topic Overview

    Bending or twisting your back can cause back pain. When you are getting into bed,avoid twists and bends by following these steps. First,back up to the bed,reach your hands back toward the bed as you bend your knees,and use your arms to help lower yourself to sit straight on the side of the bed. Then use your arms to support you as you lean to the side. At the same time,lift your legs off ...

  10. Low Back Pain - Medications

    Low-Back-Pain-Medications

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