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  1. Cervical Spondylosis - Topic Overview

    Cervical spondylosis is a term used to describe the changes to the bones ( vertebrae ),joints and discs of the neck ( cervical spine ) as a result of aging (disc degeneration). The vertebrae and discs wear down,possibly resulting in pain. Cervical spondylosis is commonly seen in people 55 years of age and older. 1 See pictures of the neck and the vertebrae and discs. As you age,the discs ...

  2. Anesthetic or Corticosteroid Injections for Low Back Pain

    Drug details for Anesthetic or corticosteroid injections for low back pain.

  3. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Low Back Pain

    Drug details for Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants for low back pain.

  4. Myelogram

    A myelogram uses a special dye and an X-ray (fluoroscopy) to make pictures of the bones and the space (subarachnoid space) between the bones in your spine (spinal canal).

  5. Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Spine

    A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of the spine and vertebrae in the neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine), or lower back (lumbosacral spine).

  6. Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    Drug details for Epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis.

  7. Back Pain Guide - Spinal X-Ray

    Spinal X-rays are pictures of the spine to find spinal fractures, infections, dislocations, tumors, bone spurs, or disc disease. Spinal X-rays are also done to check the curvature of the spine or for spinal defects.

  8. Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain

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

  9. Pain Management: Spondylolisthesis

    Spondylolisthesis is a slipping of vertebra that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine.

  10. Proper Sitting for a Healthy Back - Topic Overview

    Slouching puts stress on your lower back and contributes to low back problems. When you sit,keep your shoulders back,keeping a slight curve in your lower back. Place a small pillow,a rolled-up towel,or a lumbar roll in the curve of your back if you need extra support. Sit in a chair that is low enough to let you place both feet flat on the floor with both knees slightly lower than your ...

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