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Medical Reference Related to Back Pain

  1. Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain

    The experts at WebMD have compiled a list of tests used to diagnose back pain.

  2. Low Back Strain

    Learn more about low back strain, which is caused by tiny tears in the muscles and ligaments that support the spinal cord.

  3. Back Pain Medications

    Read about medications commonly prescribed for back pain relief.

  4. Living With Chronic Back Pain

    WebMD takes a look at living with and managing chronic back pain.

  5. Lumbar Herniated Disc - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about a herniated disc.

  6. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Medications

    Treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis is done to relieve pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and improve your ability to function and your quality of life. Medication may be used to relieve the pain and inflammation caused by spinal stenosis. Taking m

  7. Corticosteroids for a Herniated Disc

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for a herniated disc.

  8. Use Heat or Ice to Relieve Low Back Pain - Topic Overview

    There is some evidence that heat will help decrease low back pain. There is little proof that cold will help. 1 But some people do find that heat or cold help them. Follow these suggestions if you would like to try heat or cold for low back pain. Heat to relieve low back pain Apply heat for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Moist heat (hot packs,baths,showers) works better than dry heat. Try an ...

  9. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Surgery

    Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots. During surgery, damaged parts of your spine are removed or adjusted.

  10. Decompressive Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis.

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