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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. 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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Whiplash - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Stress management: Breathing exercises for relaxation ...

    5. Whiplash - Symptoms

      In general,symptoms of upper and middle back pain may: Feel like a dull,burning,or sharp pain. Be felt at a single point or over a broad area. Start suddenly or slowly get worse. Be constant or come and go. Occur with muscle tightness or stiffness. Get worse when you do certain activities or move and sit in a certain way. More serious symptoms that need to be treated right away include: ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Cauda Equina Syndrome Overview

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

    8. Anesthetic or Corticosteroid Injections for Low Back Pain

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

    9. Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

      Drug details for Epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis.

    10. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Low Back Pain

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

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