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    1. Low Back Pain - Prevention

      Back pain affects many people. The more time you spend sitting at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television or a computer, the more you must do to prevent back pain. Good posture, proper body mechanics, and exercise will help you prevent back pain.

    2. Whiplash - Other Treatment

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    3. Back Problems and Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

      If you or someone you know is experiencing back problems, check the symptoms here to determine if yoiu need to seek medical treatment.

    4. Whiplash - Medications

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    5. Low Back Pain - What Increases Your Risk

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    6. Cervical Spinal Fusion

      Cervical spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is surgery that joins selected bones in the neck (cervical spine).

    7. Low Back Pain - Prevention

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    8. Whiplash - Symptoms

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    9. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      Doctors use X-ray images of a person's spine to measure spinal curvature. A curve or angle of the spine is measured in degrees and describes how severe the curve is. (The angle is determined by the intersection of lines projected from the top and bottom of the curve.) If the spine is straight, there is no angle; this would be a 0-degree curve. If the spine is curved, the angle can be measured. The larger the curve, the larger the angle or degree measurement. For example, a 10-degree curve is considered a mild curve, and a 50-degree curve is considered a severe curve.Many people have some curve in their spine. In fact, spinal curves that are less than 10 degrees are considered a normal variation of the spine. Curves that are greater than 10 degrees may be monitored (to see whether the curve is getting worse) or may need treatment.In addition to the severity of the curve, curves are described by their direction and location.Direction is based on which way the curve bends away from the

    10. 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,...

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