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    • Spinal Ligament Anatomy Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
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      Should My Mattress be Firm or Soft? Created: Friday, April 12, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      If you have a bad back, you may be wondering if you should shop for a firm mattress or a soft one. Find out what medical research studies say about mattress selection for people with bad backs.
    • At-Home Therapy For Mild Neck or Back Pain Created: Monday, April 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Have you ever woken up with neck pain that hurt, but not enough to go see a doctor? Here are some ways you can give yourself back self therapy, for example massage, ice heat, OTC pain meds and more.
    • Cervicalgia Definition Created: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is cervicalgia? Here is a definition of cervicalgia.
    • When Do You Need to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain or Neck Pain? Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 ...
    • How To Do a Wall Squat Created: Sunday, September 03, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Wall squats can easily be done as a work break -- all you need is a wall. Wall squats strengthen the muscles of the hips, legs, abs, and the core support muscles of posture. Wall squats should he...
    • What Is Radiculopathy? Created: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 radiculopat...
    • What Is Sacroiliitis? Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Sacroiliitis is a painful condition of the sacroiliac joints. Learn what sacroiliitis is and more about sacroiliitis symptoms and sacroiliitis treatment.
    • Postural Alignment Created: Monday, November 19, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Posture and spinal alignment conjures up a rich set of images, from correct posture, to perfect postures, to bad postural alignment. There are a variety of approaches to achieving a healthy spina...
    • What are the Potential Side Effects of Taking Elavil or Other Amitriptyline? Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Elavil and Amitriptyline medications have side effects. If you take Elavil or other amitriptyline medication for chronic back pain or depression, you should be aware of potential side effects and ...
    • How to Sit with Good Posture Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Sitting with good posture may help you avoid back pain, neck pain or other muscle pain. Learn how to sit with good posture.
    • What Are the Best Sex Positions for Pain Due to Disk Problems? Created: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Sex positions can make or break sex when you have back pain. When you have back pain from a herniated disk, a bulging disk, or any other disk problem, there are ways to position yourself during sex...
    • What is Swayback? Created: Thursday, February 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Swayback -- aka swayback posture -- is one of several types of posture problems. Learn more about swayback here.
    • Neck Sprain Symptoms Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 st...
    • Amitriptyline Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Amitriptyline, aka Elavil is sometimes given as an adjuvant pain medication to chronic back pain sufferers. Learn about amitriptyline - Elavil as a pain medication for back pain.
    • How to Take Elavil (Amitriptyline) for Chronic Back Pain Created: Saturday, March 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Amitriptyline, brand name Elavil for chronic back pain or neuropathic pain has a different dosage than amitriptyline and Elavil for depression. For chronic back pain and other neuropathic pain Ela...
    • Crick in Neck Created: Thursday, April 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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?
    • Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Here is what the Latissimus dorsi can do for you and how to locate them on your back.
    • What are the Symptoms of Sciatica? Created: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Sciatic nerve pain is one of the symptoms of sciatica. Sciatic nerve pain is often felt as pain down the leg. Learn about the symptoms of sciatica.
    • Back Pain Overview Created: Friday, June 16, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Types and categories of back pain, including specific and non-specific back pain, neck pain, hip pain, neuropathy.
    • Spinal Disc and MRI Created: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Your MRI has a lot to say about the health of your spinal discs. Find out what your doctor looks for when she reads your MRI.
    • Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic Imaging Tests and Procedures Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Diagnostic imaging has its place in the medical world, but it also has the potentially dangerous side effect of radiation exposure. Enter, the RRL.
    • 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.

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