You didn’t fall out of a tree recently but still woke up to pain in the lower left part of your back. If that one-sided back pain has you wondering, “Am I OK?” don’t despair. Most of the time, you are, indeed, OK.
Back problems can masquerade as hip problems. There is a lot of overlap between hip and back pain experts say. Learn more about how to differentiate between the two so you can pursue the most targeted treatment.
Anybody who has ever experienced a herniated disk before knows how painful it can be. A spine surgeon explains what’s actually happening and how to find relief.
Back pain is a common complaint on the list of pregnancy aches and pains. Learn how to prevent back pain during pregnancy — and how to deal when it strikes.
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Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.
Sciatica is a common cause of leg pain, but it’s not the only cause. Learn what sciatica is, how to tell if you have it — and how to treat the pain.
Back pain is common and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Find out how AI may play an increasing role in helping doctors find out the most appropriate treatments.
Chronic back pain can be debilitating. Learn the science behind behavioral medicine strategies that help people cope with back pain, including cognitive behavioral therapy for pain.
You wouldn’t hesitate to help a buddy move. You wouldn’t miss your kids’ soccer games or dance recitals. People count on you — so if you’ve got a health concern, get it checked out.
The ideal sleeping position? It’s on your back, according to physical therapists. But there are options for side sleepers, too. Learn how to sleep to avoid back pain.