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By Anne Asher

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    • What Are Herniated Disc Symptoms? Created: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Herniated disc symptoms are more than back pain or neck pain. Symptoms of herniated disk are called radiculopathy when the herniated disc presses on a spinal nerve root. Learn more about symptoms o...
    • Muscle Spasm Treatment with Flexeril aka Cyclobenzeprine Created: Monday, January 30, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Flexeril, aka cyclobenzeprine, is a skeletal muscle relaxer that may help you recover from back pain due to a back injury. Learn about Flexeril and cyclobenzeprine.
    • Aspirin for Back and Neck Pain Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Aspirin is often the first thing you reach for when you have a back ache or neck pain. Aspirin is an over-the-counter medication that helps with back muscle pain, spinal arthritis and minor injurie...
    • Will Losing Weight Reduce My Back Pain? Created: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Weight loss may help you reduce your back pain. Being obese puts pressure on the spine and on back muscles. Physical activity such as aerobics and strength training can help you fight that back ache!
    • Subluxation Definition Created: Sunday, March 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A subluxation is the condition of adjacent spinal bones being out of alignment with respect to one another. This can cause pain when the bones move.
    • After an Injury - Inflammation Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      After a back injury or a neck injury, the body responds with inflammation. Symptoms of acute back injury include but are not limited to pain, caused by the inflammation, and later, scar tissue. Sca...
    • Isometric Neck Strengthening Exercise Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Neck exercise can be tricky if your neck is sore or weak. Isometric exercise may be the best neck strengthening work you can do at first.
    • Spondylolysis Treatment Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Spondylolysis treatment aims to reduce lordosis in the lower back. During the treatment the spine is kept from hyperextension." itemprop="description">ption">
    • Low Back Curve and Pelvis Posture Exercise Created: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Posture, especially back posture, and low back posture is related to the pelvis. Looking for some posture awareness? Here is a chair posture exercise to help you understand your low back curve and ...
    • Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Created: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A number of influential medical associations are beginning to issue statements in support of marijuana and its derivatives for pain management.
    • Ibuprofen Anti-Inflammatory Drug Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug that may help relieve your back pain. Learn about ibuprofen side effects, brand names, how it works, and more.
    • Cervical Spine Injury Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Cervical spine injury definitions and descriptions. Get educated about symptoms, risk, prognosis and other things. Learn about the different types of neck injuries.
    • Myotome Definition Created: Friday, April 09, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Myotome - Learn about myotomes and myotome distribution.
    • Intervertebral Foramen Definition Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The intervertebral foramen is the place where the spinal nerve passes. Learn more about the intervertebral foramen, and see a picture of the foramen and nerve root.
    • Top Support Resources for Dealing with Chronic Neck or Back Pain Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Information on where to find support groups and other resources for people in chronic pain.
    • Back Pain Overview Created: Friday, June 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Types and categories of back pain, including specific and non-specific back pain, neck pain, hip pain, neuropathy.
    • Meningitis Symptoms Created: Thursday, May 05, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Stiff neck is not the only meningitis symptoms. Check out this list for the rest of them.
    • The Trapezius Muscle Created: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      The trapezius muscle is a large, superficial muscle that spans the neck, shoulders and back. A tight upper trapezius muscle can make for sore shoulders and neck. A nickname for the trapezius musc...
    • Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief with Trapezius Massage Created: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Tight shoulder and neck muscles deserve a massage, and the trapezius is certainly no exception. Tight traps often cause neck and shoulder pain. Learn my quick and easy massage technique for tight...
    • Sharp Lower Back Pain Created: Friday, July 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Sharp lower back pain may be one of a number of things. Learn more about sharp low back pain." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Cervical spondylosis is basically arthritis of the neck. A common condition, cervical spondylosis affects a lot of people, especially older adults.
    • Over-the-Counter Pain Medication for Back or Neck Pain Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      There are two types of over-the-counter pain medication for back pain and neck pain -- NSAIDs and acetaminophen, or Tylenol. If your back or neck hurts enough for you to take something for it, ove...
    • The Abdominal Muscle Group Created: Sunday, November 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Abdominal muscles provide support for your back and may help you relieve pain. Learn more about the anatomy and function of your ab muscles.
    • Aleve and Naproxen Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Aleve is a very common pain killer used for back pain and spinal arthritis. The generic name for Aleve is naproxen. Naproxen is available over the counter in generic form and brand and by prescri...
    • Review: Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain Created: Thursday, December 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Egosuce method (for chronic pain) is a series of exercises that restore the body's natural motion capabilities. Pete Egoscue calls this "design motion".
    • Crick in Neck Created: Thursday, April 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      A crick in the neck is no easy thing to deal with. But what is it, exactly? Should you worry if you wake up with a neck kink?
    • Types of Spine Doctors Created: Monday, February 19, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      What type of spine doctor makes the best choice for your neck or back problem? This article presents the most common spine specialties.
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis Created: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Ankylosing spondylitis is a debilitating form of chronic arthritis that causes the spine to fuse. Learn who it affects, as well as symptoms.
    • New Years Resolutions - Ideas for People with Back Pain Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      New Years resolution ideas can vary according to your condition. Don't let neck or back pain stand in your way of reaching your goals.
    • How To Rule out Meningitis as a Cause of a Stiff Neck Created: Thursday, May 05, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Basic guidelines on ruling out meningitis as a cause of a stiff neck may save your life -- One symptom of meningitis is a stiff neck, but this type of stiff neck does not begin in the neck. The gu...
    • Accident and Injury to Your Neck - Whiplash Overview Created: Saturday, March 12, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Accidents and injury to your neck may be a whiplash. Learn about causes and symptoms, and the technical definition of whiplash.
    • Cervical Kyphosis - Loss of Cervical Curve Created: Monday, May 23, 2005 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Cervical kyphosis is a common diagnosis for a loss of the cervical curve. Sometimes cervical kyphosis causes neck pain.

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