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  1. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview

    Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that occurs when excessive growth of bone and/or tissue reduces the size of the openings in the spinal bones.

  2. Scoliosis - Medications

    When back pain occurs in association with scoliosis, the pain may be caused by problems in a muscle, disc, facet, or nerve root, or by a tumor. It is not usually caused by the curve itself. Some people may use nonprescription medicines such as aspirin and

  3. Understanding Spinal Disk Problems -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of spinal disk problems from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Spinal Disk Problems -- the Basics

    Learn more from WebMD about the basics spinal disk problems, including herniated disks and degenerative disk disease.

  5. Pain Management and Sciatica

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms and causes of sciatica, a painful nerve condition.

  6. Brace (Orthotic) Treatment for Scoliosis

    Brace (orthotic) treatment for scoliosis is used to prevent spinal curve progression and to maintain the appearance of the back.The goal of brace treatment is to prevent the curve from getting worse. Bracing does not correct a curve. There may be some initial straightening of the spine and the appearance of correction when a brace is applied. However in most cases, once the bracing program has ...

  7. 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.

  8. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Medications

    Information on medications used to treat herniated discs.

  9. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Prevention

    Measures that may help prevent low back pain or a herniated disc include: Maintaining an ideal body weight. This reduces the load on your lower back.Exercising regularly. Quitting smoking. Nicotine and other toxins from cigarette smoke can be harmful to y

  10. 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

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