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    1. Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis

      In spinal fusion for scoliosis, rods, hooks, wires, or screws are attached to the curved part of the backbone and the spine is straightened. Small pieces of bone are then put over the spine.

    2. Low Back Pain - When to Call a Doctor

      Low-Back-Pain-When to Call a Doctor

    3. Muscle Relaxants for Neck Pain

      Drug details for Muscle relaxants for neck pain.

    4. Low Back Pain - Get started

      Backpacks are handy for carrying books-and lots of other things. But if they’re not used right,they can strain muscles and even cause back pain. Backpack safety is important for everyone. It's especially important for children,who can be hurt by regularly carrying too much weight or by not wearing their backpacks safely. Choose the right backpack Look for these features: Light weight. ...

    5. Low Back Pain - Treatment Overview

      There are many treatments for upper and middle back pain. What works for someone else may not help you. Work with your doctor to find what is best for you. Treatment for upper and middle back pain is based on: How bad your symptoms are. How much your symptoms prevent you from doing your daily tasks. How well other treatments have worked. Treatment for mild to moderate pain In most cases,...

    6. Whiplash - Exams and Tests

      Your doctor will first ask you about your past health,your symptoms,and your work and physical activities. Then he or she will do a physical exam. Your doctor may also order an imaging test to find out if something such as a broken bone or a herniated disc is causing your pain. The type of imaging test you have depends on what kind of problem your doctor suspects. You may have one or more ...

    7. Whiplash - Cause

      In most cases,upper and middle back pain is caused by: Overuse,muscle strain,or injury to the muscles,ligaments,and discs that support your spine. Poor posture. Myofascial pain that affects the connective tissue of a muscle or group of muscles. For example,some people hurt their backs when they: Slump or slouch when they sit or stand. Play sports or do yard work. Get jolted in a car ...

    8. Low Back Pain - Home Treatment

      There are several things you can do at home to help reduce your pain. For example: Rest. If your back hurts a lot,take a break. But try not to let too much time pass before you get moving again. Instead,return to your activities slowly,and avoid things that make your pain worse. Studies show that bed rest doesn't relieve back pain better than staying active. And bed rest of more than a ...

    9. History and Physical Exam for Low Back Pain

      A thorough history to evaluate low back pain includes an assessment of:Pattern, intensity, and duration of the current episode of low back pain (you may be asked to complete a pain drawing to identify the sites and symptoms of pain). Make sure your doctor understands what brings on or increases your pain and what makes you feel better.Spine problems you have had since birth (congenital spine ...

    10. Low Back Pain - When to Call a Doctor

      In most cases,back pain gets better with home treatment. So unless you have signs of a severe illness,injury,or heart attack,you can give your back pain some time to work itself out before you call your doctor. Call or other emergency services immediately if: Back pain occurs with chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Chest pain or pressure,or ...

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