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  1. Pain Management: Spondylolisthesis

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

  2. Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Low Back Strain

    Learn more about low back strain, which is caused by tiny tears in the muscles and ligaments that support the spinal cord.

  5. Back Pain Medications

    Read about medications commonly prescribed for back pain relief.

  6. Scoliosis - Exams and Tests

    Scoliosis testing usually begins with a history and physical exam. This includes the forward - bending test, a simple test in which the child bends forward at the waist, arms hanging loosely and palms touching, and the examiner looks for unevenness in th

  7. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for herniated disc.

  8. Use Heat or Ice to Relieve Low Back Pain - Topic Overview

    There is some evidence that heat will help decrease low back pain. There is little proof that cold will help. 1 But some people do find that heat or cold help them. Follow these suggestions if you would like to try heat or cold for low back pain. Heat to relieve low back pain Apply heat for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Moist heat (hot packs,baths,showers) works better than dry heat. Try an ...

  9. 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

  10. Opiate Pain Relievers for Spinal Stenosis

    Drug details for Opioids for spinal stenosis.

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