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Back and Neck Injuries

Back injury and neck injury range in intensity mild, one-day affairs such as wry neck to traumatic life altering conditions caused by spinal cord injury. Learn about back and neck injuries, including causes, treatment, symptoms, risk factors and more.
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  2. Sciatica (14)
  3. Whiplash (5)
  4. Spinal Cord Injury (28)
  5. Spinal Fracture (9)

Pulled Muscle in Your Back?
Top tips for a pulled muscle of the back.

Herniated Disc - What Is a Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc - What Is a Herniated Disc

Moist Heat - Superficial Moist Heat
Moist heat consists of moist heat pads and superficial heat pads being placed on the area that is being treated. Learn more about moist heat for back pain or neck pain.

Tail Bone Pain
Coccyx injury can lead to tail bone pain. Learn about tail bone pain causes, treatment symptoms, andmore.

Herniated Disc
Herniated disc is a disc injury that may send pain down your leg. Learn about herniated disc, including herniated disc symptoms, treatment for herniated disc and more.

Prevent Spinal Fractures from Falls
Spinal fractures due to falls are the leading cause of injury, including spinal fractures, in people over 65. But you can prevent falls. The Daily Spine talks about preventing falls in seniors and the elderly, which can help reduce the risk for spinal fractures.

10 Ways to Prevent a Broken Neck
Preventing a broken neck is largely a matter of taking precaution. But it may be the best thing you ever do for yourself. Here are 10 ways to prevent a broken neck.

Crick in the Neck - What Do You Do When You Have a Crick in Your Neck
For a crick in the neck, what do you do? Share your best remedies for neck pain due to a crick.

Neck Sprain Symptoms
Neck sprains have several defining symptoms, none the least of which is neck pain, of course. Find out what the symptoms of neck sprain are. Neck sprain is a different injury then neck or back strain.

Acute Low Back Pain
Acute low back pain is the first stage of a back injury. But don't worry -- while it's certainly true that chronic pain can develop out of an episode of acute low back pain, with early treatment, it is possible to avoid a long term problem. Here are the basics about symptoms, causes and treatment of acute low back pain.

What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a very common condition that is often caused by poor posture. Myofascial pain syndrome is sometimes confused with fibromyalgia because they both have tender points.

What is a Sprain?
Neck sprain can occur after a whiplash injury. Back sprain, while not as common as other types of sprain, might occur after a sudden trauma. Both back and neck sprain might be due to repeated overuse and joint stress.

What is Back Strain?
Back strain is the most common type of back injury. It is very easy to strain your back while lifting or other movements of the spine. Back strain is an injury to back and other muscles.

Summer Sports and Back Injuries
Summer is the time of the weekend warrior. Trying to do too much too soon can easily lead to a back injury. Find out about how to prevent back injuries due to summer sports participation.

What is Back Pain?
Back pain is unmistakable when you have it. This article begins at the beginning, defining and clarifying the types and causes of back pain.

Back Pain Overview - Get the Facts about Back Pain - Bibliography
A Bibliography for Back Pain Overview - Get the Facts about Back Pain

Back Pain Overview
Types and categories of back pain, including specific and non-specific back pain, neck pain, hip pain, neuropathy.

Common Types of Neck Injuries
With so many neck injury types, classifying them into common varieties is helpful. Common types of neck injuries include - stingers, strains, spasms and fractures.

Types of Back and Neck Pain
There are many different causes of back and neck pain, and the pain can be labeled in different ways, such as acute or chronic. Learn more.

Acute Low Back Pain - What is Acute Low Back Pain
Low back pain can be either acute or chronic. Learn what causes acute low back pain and what can be done about it.

What to Do in a Neck Emergency - First Aid for Possible Neck Injuries
When an emergency happens, and you suspect that someone has sustained a neck injury, it is very important to know the correct steps for First Aid. Surviving a neck injury or neck emergency is not guarenteed. It is best to know CPR and to keep the person immobile, if possible.

Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition commonly caused by spondylolysis. Both spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis result in instability of the spinal column.

Spondylolysis
Spondylolysis is a defect in the pars interarticularis of the facet joint(s) of the spine.

Overview of Back Injuries
This article gives a doctor's perspective on the causes and treatments of common back injuries.

How Does Obesity Affect Spondylolysis or Spondylolisthesis?
If you are overweight or obese, and you have hyperextension injuries in your spine - for example sponylolysis or spondylolisthesis, you may wonder how the two conditions interact. Learn about how obesity may affect spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

What Type of Doctor Should You See for Back or Neck Pain?
The decision as to which type of doctor to see for your back or neck pain depends on what type of back pain you have and if you have been referred to a spine specialist.

When Do You Need to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain or Neck Pain?
Most of the time back pain, back aches and neck pain resolve on their own. But there some signs you should get them checked by a sign specialist or doctor. Your back pain, neck pain or back ache may be the sign of a red flag, or a serious problem. Examples are leg pain, back injury or radiating pain down legs or arms.

Discogenic Pain - About Discogenic Back Pain
Discogenic Pain - About Discogenic Back Pain

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