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.
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.
11 Ways to Keep Back Pain Away
WebMD offers 11 simple strategies for preventing lower back pain.
Back Pain Prevention
WebMD explains how exercise and lifestyle factor may or may not prevent back pain.
Back Pain Risk Factors
What are the risk factors for back pain?
Exercises to Help Your Aching Back
Easy exercises to soothe your lower back pain.
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.
10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home
WebMD provides you with 10 ways to ease lower back pain at home.
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: 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: Desk Exercises
Stiff neck, sore back, blossoming waistlines? What is the solution? Try turning your desk into your gym.
Herniated Disk Animation
See what happens in your body when a disk in your back herniates.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Back Pain Myths & Facts
WebMD's back pain slideshow lets you in on the truth about the causes and treatments for back pain.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Sciatica
Get rid of that pain in your rear! This slideshow on sciatica explains the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this nagging lower back pain.
Lower Back Pain Quiz: Common Causes and Other Back Problems
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of low back pain, muscle spasms, treatment options, slipped disks, and more.
Pain Quiz: What's Up With 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.
Quiz: 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.