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.
Why Does My Lower Back Hurt?
Nearly 30% of us have some sort of pain in our lower back. What can cause it?
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.
What You Need To Know About Back Pain
Whether it's from an injury or has developed over time, find out what can cause back pain, what you can do about it, and when to see a doctor.
What Helps With Low Back Pain? How Can I Stop It?
More than 80% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Medications can be effective, but these five easy remedies may also provide lasting 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.
10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home
WebMD provides you with 10 ways to ease lower back pain at home.
Back Pain: Alternative Approaches
Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability in America, according to the National Institutes of Health, and costs about $50 billion a year in treatments.
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: 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: 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 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.
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.
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.