Low Back Pain Directory
Lower back pain has many possible causes. Appendicitis, bladder infections, menstrual pain, herniated discs, cauda equina syndrome, and spinal degeneration are just a few possibilities. Other causes may include bad posture or obesity. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention of lower back pain.
Night Back Pain: Causes and Treatment
WebMD examines the causes of back pain at night and associated symptoms that should prompt you to call your doctor.
Is Your SI Joint Giving You Back Pain?
Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of SI joint pain.
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.
Why Does My Lower Back Hurt?
Nearly 30% of us have some sort of pain in our lower back. What can cause it?
Help for Lower Back Pain
New treatments are improving the outlook for back pain sufferers.
10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home
A painful back is one of the most common physical ailments. Learns what you can do at home to get relief.
Top Causes of Low Back Pain
Most people experience lower back pain at some time in their lives. Here are the top causes of low back pain and tips for how to prevent it.
Alternative Therapies for Low Back Pain
A look at ways to treat low back pain without drugs or surgery, such as acupuncture, yoga, massage, and biofeedback.
Exercise At Your Desk: Ball
Did you start your day with plans to stop by the gym before work, or take a brisk walk during lunch? Despite our best intentions, life sometimes gets in the way. What is the solution? Try turning your desk into your gym.
Exercise at Your Desk: Overview
Do you find yourself stuck at your desk all day? Stiff necks, sore backs, and blossoming waistlines are often the result, until now.
Exercise At Your Desk: Desk Exercises
Stiff neck, sore back, blossoming waistlines? What is the solution? Try turning your desk into your gym.
Slideshows & Images
Back Pain Myths & Facts
WebMD's back pain slideshow lets you in on the truth about the causes and treatments for back pain.
A Visual Guide to Low Back Pain
Got low back pain? Find out why you're hurting and what you can do about it.
Ways to Relieve Back Pain
Don't suffer with lower back pain. See ways to get back pain relief, including back pain medication, lifestyle changes, and back pain surgery.
Good and Bad Exercises for Low Back Pain
Exercise is good for low back pain -- but a few exercises may make back pain worse. See which exercises for back pain can help, and which to avoid.
What Do You Know About Lower Back Pain?
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of low back pain, muscle spasms, treatment options, slipped disks, and more.
Pain Quiz on Everyday Aches
Test your knowledge about everyday body aches and pains, why you’re hurting, and how to get relief. Find out more about low back pain, chronic pain, growing pains in children, and more.
What Do You Know About the Spine?
Quiz: Facts About Your Backbone. Do astronauts get taller in space? Do babies have more bones in their spines? Find out in this quiz.