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Back Pain Center

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Back Pain Center

  General Overview

Back pain is an ache or discomfort in the back and spinal column. Back pain is very common, affecting most adults at some point in their lives.

Common back problems


Find answers in our in-depth report on low back pain and sciatica:

  Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
  Living With Back Pain

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Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor, and the third most common cause of surgery. Read here to find out what you can do if you suffer from chronic low back pain.

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Sciatica can cause pain anywhere from the lower back, hips, or buttocks, all the way down the length of the legs and into the feet and toes. Read here to find out what causes sciatica and how you can find relief.

  Living With Back Pain (Continued)

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Read here to find out what you should know about chiropractic treatment.

  Preventing Back Pain

]]>Traveling: it can be a real pain in the neck, the head, the back…]]>

Read here to find out which muscle pains are common when traveling, and how you can help prevent and treat travel-associated aches and pains.

]]>Excercise 101: back squat using free weights]]>

Use this exercise to develop strength in your legs, hips, and back

]]>A healthy back: protecting your back]]>

One false twist, and you could be flat on your back. Here's what you can do to prevent—or treat—those painful aches and twinges.

  Special Topics

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Each year, children aged 5-14 go to the doctor for backpack-related pain. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

  Related Conditions
  Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

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