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  1. Opiate Pain Relievers for Low Back Pain

    Drug details for Opiate pain relievers for low back pain.

  2. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Symptoms

    Symptoms of a herniated disc vary greatly depending on the position of the herniated disc and the size of the herniation.

  3. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Surgery

    Read about surgery for herniated discs.

  4. Lumbar Herniated Disc - What Increases Your Risk

    Find out what makes you more likely to get a herniated disc.

  5. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Exams and Tests

    Initial examinationYour health professional will evaluate your symptoms of leg and back pain using a medical history and physical examination. Your diagnosis will be based on any features that point to irritation of one or more spinal nerves and to the lo

  6. Spinal Manipulation - Topic Overview

    Spinal manipulation, also called spinal adjustment, is a treatment that uses pressure on a joint of the spine. It is used to improve pain and function. Manipulation can be done with the hands or a special device. The careful, controlled force used on the joint can range from gentle to strong, and from slow to rapid. Sometimes other joints of the body are also worked on to help treat the spine. Like most back pain treatments, spinal manipulation works for some people, but not for others. Spinal manipulation is safe when done by a trained health care provider. Afterward, some people feel tired or sore. But serious problems are very rare. If you have tight muscles or muscles that spasm, your health care provider may first use heat, ultrasound, or electrical current. This helps relax your muscles before you receive spinal manipulation.Who can do manipulationHealth care providers who are commonly trained do spinal manipulation include: Chiropractors.Osteopaths.Physical therapists.Medical

  7. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview

    What is a herniated disc? Learn what it is and what causes it.

  8. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Other Treatment

    Learn about rehabilitation, exercise, and complementary and alternative treatments for a herniated disc.

  9. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.

  10. Lumbar Herniated Disc - When To Call a Doctor

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

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