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Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common medical problems there is. Learn about symptoms, treatment and management of lower back pain. You can also learn the distinction between acute low back pain and chronic low back pain.
  1. Athletes and Low Back Pain (3)
  2. Anatomy of the Low Back (9)
  3. Cauda Equina Syndrome

Spinal Stretch
The Spinal Stretch is a home decompression device for back pain. This is a review of The Spinal Stretch device.

What is Low Back Pain?
While low back pain is certainly easy to recognize, doctors and researchers have identified specific traits and trends.

Acute Low Back Pain
Here is an overview of acute low back pain, including what it is, what causes it and what can be done.

What To Do For Low Back Pain
Times have changed, and so have the doctors orders for acute low back pain. Find out what they are.

Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis involves a narrowing of the spaces in the back bone. There are many possible causes for spinal stenosis, but osteoarthritis and aging are the main ones.

Spondylolisthesis is the slipping forward of a vertebra. This injury occurs especially in young competitve athletes. However, due to the increase in obesity, spondylolisthesis is becoming more prevalent in this population of people, too.

Spondylosis is another injury commonly found in young competitive athletes, and increasingly in obese people. Spondylosis is a low back injury that occurs prior to spondylolisthesis. Not everyone who has spondylosis will get spondylolisthesis.

Tilted Pelvis and Low Back Pain
Learn about the proper treatment of low back pain due to tilting of the pelvis.

Leg Length Difference and Back Pain
Leg length differences can cause low back pain because of the way they affect the pelvic position. Learn what leg length difference is and about the two types.

Low Back Pain
Overview of low back pain from About's Healthcare Center.

Muscle Relaxers and Low Back Pain
A 2004 study looked at how muscle relaxers helped - or didn't - recovery from low back pain.

What is Radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy is most often caused by a herniated disc. Radiculopathy can cause neck pain and back pain. There can be cervical radiculopathy or lumbar radiculopathy. Learn more about radiculopathy - causes, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and more.

CAM, or complementary and alternative medicine, is a grouping of health systems that is growing in popularity. Although there is some medical research on CAM, the amount is much less than for conventional medicine.

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

Disk Problems
Disk conditions and injuries such as degenerative disk disease and herniated disks are among the most common type of problems causing lower back pain. Learn about the different types of low back disk problems, along with their symptoms and treatments.

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