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    1. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - 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. ...

    2. Upper and Middle Back Pain - Topic Overview

      This topic provides an overview of upper and middle back pain. If you have low back pain or neck pain,see the topic Low Back Pain or Neck Pain. What is upper and middle back pain? Upper and middle back pain can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. Your ribs attach to a long,flat bone in the center of the chest called the sternum and attach to and wrap ...

    3. Upper and Middle 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,...

    4. 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 ...

    5. Whiplash - 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 ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Cauda Equina Syndrome Overview

      WebMD explains the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis of cauda equina syndrome.

    8. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Low Back Pain

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

    9. Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

      Drug details for Epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis.

    10. Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain

      Drug details for Acetaminophen for low back pain.

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