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Persistent Pain is the New Chronic Pain
What was once called chronic pain is now known as persistent pain. Find out what the switch in terminology can do for you.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Your Neck or Back
There are two types of over-the-counter pain medication for back pain and neck pain -- NSAIDs and acetaminophen, or Tylenol.

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Common Back Problems Treated with Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser gets a bit of a bad rap from the conventional medical establishment, but some people think it makes a good spine treatment. Find out why.

Chiropractic Terms for Treating the Spine
The chiropractic profession has its own set of words to describe what they do. Learn to speak chiropractic-ese with these most common terms.

Things to Do When You're Laid UP
What to do when you're laid up with a bad back? Here are some suggestions.

Kidney Stones and Back Pain
Kidney stones and back pain - what's the connection? And more important, find out what you can do to avoid both.

Prostate Problems and Back Pain
Prostate cancer, prostatitis and enlarged prostate all refer pain to the back. Learn how to read the warning signs when back pain is a symptom.

Gallstones and Back Pain
Gallstones and back pain - what to expect in terms of your symptoms, treatment and more.

Causes Referred Back Pain
Referred back pain may be due to serious underlying health problems. Learn about the most common causes.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Back Pain
Back pain is a symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Find out what your back pain symptoms may indicate about your heart health.

Forward Head Posture and Kyphosis
Forward head posture is a postural alignment problem in the cervical spine and is often related to kyphosis. Learn about causes and how to correct it.

About Advil and Ibuprofen Risks
The risks of Advil-aka ibuprofen-are many, and some very serious. Find out why even short term use of this pain med is cause for a pause.

Advil and Ibuprofen Stomach Ulcer and Bleeding Risk
Taking Advil or other NSAID may increase your risk for an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach linking. Get more information.

Advil and Ibuprofen Stroke Risk
Taking Advil - aka - ibuprofen and other NSAIDs can dramatically up your risk for a stroke. Find out how to protect yourself.

Advil and Ibuprofen Heart Attack Risk
Advil and any ibuprofen comes with the potential for a fatal heart attack. The time frame of this risk may be shorter than you think. Get the facts.

Prevent a Broken Neck and Cervical Fracture
How to prevent broken neck and cervical fractures - 10 ways.

Garden Tasks - Without Back Pain
Gardening and back pain - how to perform common tasks - like digging, weeding and mowing - without muscle strain, flare ups or backaches.

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Acetaminophen or Tylenol for Back Pain
Tylenol for back pain may help you avoid certain side effects. But acetaminophen comes with side effects of its own. Learn more.

Adult Scoliosis—A Continuation from Childhood
Adult scoliosis can be a continuation of the childhood variety. But it tends to come with complications related to the aging process.

What Is the Hyoid Bone and Its Function?
What is the hyoid bone in the neck? Read about the definition of this type of bone, where exactly it is located, what it's functions are.

Overview of Possible Causes of Back Pain
What is back pain, exactly? Learn about the types and the treatments so you can navigate the medical maze with ease.

What is Axial Spondyloarthritis?
Axial spondyloarthritis relates to inflammation that causes low back pain. New strides in diagnosing this and related conditions are being made.

Back Pain Red Flags - What You Should Know
Back pain red flags are signs that your spine pain is caused by a serious underlying disease such as cancer, spinal infection or spinal meningitis.

3 Work Break Ideas
Work breaks may help you avoid back pain. They can help you maintain your back health and avoid a backache. Here are a few ideas for a work break.

Are There Treatments for Hyperkyphosis in Seniors?
Hyperkyphosis may seem inevitable but there may be some hope. Learn about this condition that ofetn affects elderly people, plus what you can do.

2 Common Spinal Conditions in Seniors and the Elderly
Back pain in seniors and the elderly is generally caused by one of two problems - spinal fractures or degenerating discs.

Yoga or Pilates for Back Pain?
Yoga or Pilates for Back Pain? Which is more effective?

Self Neck Massage
Self neck massage may be the only way to get relief from tight trapezius muscles when there's no one around. Here's how to massage this neck muscle.

Are You at Risk for Sciatica Pain?
Sciatica risk is higher for runners, walkers and others based on their lifestyles. But it doesn't stop there. Learn more about who gets sciatica.

School Scoliosis Screening Programs
Should schools screen kids for scoliosis? Learn the pros and cons about school scoliosis screening programs.

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Back Mouse, aka Episacroiliac Lipoma
Back mouse, or episacroiliac lipoma, Iliac crest pain syndrome, multifidus triangle syndrome, lumbar fascial fat herniation, is an unusual pain source.

Sacroiliac Joint Type and Classification
Sacroiliac information, including joint type and classification. Learn about this often tricky joint.

Deep Core Muscle Activation
Deep core muscles need activation before you can use them to support your back. Here's how.

Safety and Dosage Information
Elavil for pain - how to take it, how to stay safe with it and other dosage information

What are Prostaglandins?
Prostaglandins are substances in the body that mediate pain signals. Learn how medication affecting prostaglandins has been used throughout the ages.

Tail Bone Pain - Coccygodynia
Tail bone pain, aka coccygodynia, may be caused by a one-time fall on the bum, but it can lead to a lot of discomfort - for a long time.

Clay Shoveler's Fracture - Avulsion Injury
Clay shoveler's fracture is an avulsion injury that used to occur frequently during the Industrial Age. It can still happen. Learn more.

What is Flat Low Back Posture and What Can You Do About It?
Flat low back posture is a posture problem that can cause pain in the lumbar spine, mid back and neck. Find out what it is and what to do about it.

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What is Physiatry?
What is a physiatrist? Find out in this short article.

Does Obesity Affect the Results of Back Surgery?
If you are obese or overweight and have spine surgery, you may be at risk for a greater chance of complications from your back surgery. Find out more about obesity and back surgery.

Will Losing Weight Reduce My Back Pain?
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!

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Thoracic Spine Pain - aka Mid and Upper Back Problems
Thoracic spine pain - while less common than neck or back pain - is still a significant problem. Learn what to do about mid or upper back pain.

Tips for Choosing a Mattress If You Have Back Pain
Is the best mattress for your bad back firm or soft? It depends. Find out what the experts say about your bed and your back problems.

Arachnoiditis - Causes and Treatment
What is arachnoiditis? This rare chronic pain condition affects the meninges that line the brain and spinal cord. Learn about causes and treatments.

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How Is Spondylolysis Treated?
Spondylolysis treatment aims to reduce lordosis in the lower back. Here's a look at how this condition is treated.

What Happens During a Whiplash Injury?
What happens during a rear-end car collision or other neck trauma that leads to a whiplash? Find out and get some tips on how to minimize the damage.

Recovery From Whiplash Injuries - Tips
Whiplash injury recovery tips - whether your symptoms are mild or severe. Find out what you need to do to get better.

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Early Morning Back Stretches
Early morning back pain may be relieved or at least reduced with a few simple exercises. Learn more.

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What to Expect When You Visit Your Doctor for Back Pain
Visiting a doctor is recommended if you have back pain for the first time. What can you expect? Learn about questions, diagnostic tests, and more.

Sun Salutation Phase 1 - Return to Start
A desk sun salutation can help you build your core abdominal muscles.

Sun Salutation Phase 2 - Check Your Position
Good sitting posture is essential for a sun salutation done at your desk.

Sun Salutation - Phase 2 - Give Your Trunk a Good Stretch
Finish your desk sun salutation with a great trunk and core stretch.

A Sun Salutation - At Your Desk - Your Back Will Love
A sun salutation done at your computer can do double duty as a remedial back exercise and a desk stretch.

Desk Sun Salutation Start Position
Do a sun salutation at your desk that you back will thank you for.

Yoga Sun Salutation Made Easy
The yoga sun salutation doesn't have to be taxing. Here's one you can do at your desk that your back will love.

Stretching Exercise for the Chest
Stretching exercises for the chest include a pectoralis minor lengthening move that can easily done at a corner in your office or home.

Get the Most Out of your Corner Pec Stretch
When you do a corner pec stretch, be sure to mind these pointers.

Chest Stretch for Pec Minor - Instructions
Here's how to perform a pec stretch at a corner.

Pec Stretch - Start Position
Start your pec stretch in this position.

Spinal Stenosis Medications
Spinal stenosis medications range from anti-inflammatories to narcotics. Here's the list of the most common drug classes used for managing this often painful condition.

Release Your Back with the Knees to Chest
Stretch your low back muscles with knees to chest.

The Drawing In Maneuver and Your Neutral Spine
Release back pain with neutral spine and hollowing - drawing in maneuver.

Diaphragmatic Breathing Warm Up for Back Muscle Release Program
Release back muscle tension with diaphragmatic breathing.

Hip Tension and Back Pain Relief
Did you know that your low back pain may be due to hip tension? Now you can release that with just a few quick and easy moves.

Pelvic Tilt
Get started with core support using the pelvic tilt.

Relax your Upper Back
Release upper back pain and tension with a simple arm exercise.

How to Stop a Stiff Neck - 7 Things You Can Do
Avoiding or managing a stiff neck can be as much about not doing certain things as it is about trying things or taking action. Learn more.

Neck Rolls for Flexible Muscles and Pain Relief
Neck rolls may help you develop flexibility in your cervical muscles, as well as help relieve pain. Here's how.

Neck Stretches - How to Stretch Your Neck - Neck Rolls
Is your neck stiff or sore? To stretch your neck you can do a neck roll exercise right at your desk or computer. Learn how to do a proper neck roll.

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Is your neck stiff or sore? To stretch your neck you can do a neck roll exercise right at your desk or computer. Learn how to do a proper neck roll.

Neck Stretches - How to Stretch Your Neck - Neck Rolls
Is your neck stiff or sore? To stretch your neck you can do a neck roll exercise right at your desk or computer. Learn how to do a proper neck roll.

Neck Stretches - How to Stretch Your Neck - Neck Rolls
Is your neck stiff or sore? To stretch your neck you can do a neck roll exercise right at your desk or computer. Learn how to do a proper neck roll.

Neck Stretches - How to Stretch Your Neck - Neck Rolls
Is your neck stiff or sore? To stretch your neck you can do a neck roll exercise right at your desk or computer. Learn how to do a proper neck roll.

Surgical Treatment of Spinal Stenosis
Treatment for spinal stenosis will sometimes be back or neck surgery. The goal of surgery for spinal stenosis is decompression. Decompressive laminectomy is the surgery that is used, and sometimes a spinal fusion will accompany it. Page 6.

Causes and Risk Factors for Cervical Spondylosis
Causes and Risk Factors for cervical spondylosis, commonly known as arthritis of the neck.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA
Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA is a rare genetic disease causing muscle weakness and muscle wasting in children. Spinal muscular atrophy or SMA affect the motor neurons that control muscles.

Armrest Height - Key to Comfortable Neck and Shoulders at the Office
Arm rests that come with your computer chair may provide the key to comfortable, pain free sitting. But which gizmo is used make the adjustment?

Stacy Lewis - Scoliosis Research Society Spokesperson
Stacy Lewis is a professional golfer and a spokesperson for the Scoliosis Research Society. Learn more about her and her scoliosis story.

9 Ways to Improve Posture and Alignment for Your Spine
Bad postural alignment can be the source of much back pain. Here are nine ways to develop better posture and improve your back alignment.

How to Survive Moving Day Without a Back Injury
Moving to a new place can be stressful to your back. Here are my best tips for avoiding back pain or an injury on moving day.

Computer Ergonomics and Neck Pain
Your workstation ergonomics, including your chair, may be increasing your neck pain levels. Here are 4 things you may want to adjust.

Office Chair Height and Hip Joint Angle
Chair back angles are a common ergonomic adjustment. But if you really want to get good posture at the office, learn about your chair height and hip joint angle.

How Can You Treat Your Own Back?
Is it possible to treat your own back? If there is, this book, by world famous physical therapist Robin McKenzie will show you how. Read the review.

How to Strengthen Your Neck Muscles
How to strengthen your neck muscles when you have spinal arthritis. Manage your pain and the progression of this disease with exercise.

Center of Gravity in Human Body - and What that Means to Your Spine
Center of gravity in the human body has an impact on your posture and even your back pain levels. Find out why.

The Quadriceps and Exercises for Quadriceps
Tight quadriceps muscles can throw off your spinal alignment and cause you pain or strain. Find out how, plus what you can do about it. Page 2.

What Causes Bad Posture?
Causes of bad posture range from things you can take care of yourself to those you can't address without seeing a doctor.

Yoga for Spinal Arthritis
Yoga helps increase your flexibility and may help manage spinal arthritis symptoms. Here are some tips for incorporating yoga into your arthritis exercise program.

Tight Quadriceps - How they Relate to Low Back Pain
Tight quadriceps muscles may be underling your back pain. How? By causing or maintaining imbalance in your body. Learn more.

Back Pain Prevalence and Treatment Cost Statistics
Ever wonder what the average person with back pain pays for treatment? Or what the prevalence of back pain is in the population? It is all in the back pain epidemiology article right here.

Back to Work after a Back Injury
If you are going back to work after a back injury with sick leave, no need to worry about keeping your job -- or your back health. Here are my pointers for going back to work after a back injury.

Posterior Pelvic Tilt Definition
Posterior pelvic tilt can be a movement or a chronic condition. This key position that takes place in a key area of the human structure.

Spinal Injections for Diagnosing and Treating Pain
Injections for back pain are often grouped according to where the needle goes. Learn about 4 common types of spinal injections.

Hook Lying for Safe Release of Back Muscles
Hook lying may be a good way for you to release tight, painful back muscles. Learn how and also get related moves for low back pain relief.

Inner Hip Muscle Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief
The groin muscles, also known as adductors, can be stretched as part of a low back pain prevention or management program.

Outer Hip Muscle Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief
Outer hip muscles, in particular, the gluteus medius need stretching and flexibility in order to protect your low back and relieve pain.

Hamstring Hip Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief
Tight hamstrings deserve a good stretch, which may in turn provide some relieve from low back pain.

Quadriceps Hip Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief
Quadriceps stretching may help back pain due to sitting for prolonged periods of time. Get some ideas for good quad stretches now.

Develop Your Hip Stretching Strategy
Hip stretching as a way of relieving low back pain may benefit from a strategic approach. Find out what you need to know to do this.

Hip Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief
Hip stretching exercises may help relieve your low back pain. But how, exactly, does that work? This short description explains it. Find out now.

Back Pain and Difficult Emotions
Why do you get so stressed when you have back pain? The answer may be in your brain. Learn more about the connections between your emotions and your pain.

Two Types of Pain - Acute Pain and Chronic Pain
There are two types of pain, chronic and acute. The difference between chronic and acute pain is partially due to the nerve fibers on which the pain signals travel.

Depression, Anxiety and Stress Often Accompany Chronic Back and Neck Pain Conditions
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Often Accompany Chronic Back and Neck Pain Conditions

Acute or Fast Pain
Acute pain travels on nerve fibers that transmit pain signals at very fast speeds. The fast speed of the transmission of nerve fibers responsible for acute pain is due to myelinated nerve fibers.

Slow Pain, or Chronic Pain Travels on Unmeylinated Nerve Fibers
Chronic pain is transmitted much more slowly than acute pain, due in a large part the unmyelinated nerve fibers.

The Limbic System - Emotions and Chronic Pain
The limbic system is one of two places where pain signals end in the brain. The limbic system is responsible for the emotions and stress management.

Pseudoarthrosis in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
Pseudoarthrosis in the cervical or lumbar spine may be caused by a variety of things ranging from bone grafts to the type of fusion you have and more.

Open and Closed Kinetic Chain
Closed and and open kinetic chain examples, plus a definition to help you understand how your body moves.

Stretch Back Pain Away through Your Quadriceps Muscles
Stretch back pain away by elongating your tight quadriceps muscles. For beginners and advanced exercisers.

Posture Training Exercises to Reduce Pain and Sagging
Posture training exercises that will take you to the next level. Learn about how to overcome kyphosis and other types of sagging.

Steroids for Chronic Back Pain Relief
Steroids for chronic back pain are among the most common spine treatments given. Learn what they do and what the side effects are.

Motrin and Advil for Back Pain
Learn how to take ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, and generics) safely to treat back pain and what to expect from this OTC treatment.

Yoga for Back Pain - Getting Started Guide
Yoga for back pain is a mind-body​ approach for increasing flexibility, strengthen the core and attaining better pain management through calmness.

Yoga for Back Pain - Things to Know Before Starting
Yoga for back pain requires a few precautions. Find out what you need to know to make yoga a meaningful part of your spine healing experience.

Yoga Cobra Pose - Good for Your Low Back?
Yoga cobra pose - is it good for your low back or not?

What Makes the Scalene Muscles Tight?
Scalene muscles in the neck often give problems because they're prone to a lot of tension. Learn about the different ones and why they get so tight.

How Can Medial Branch Blocks Help Your Back Pain?
Medial branch blocks and injections are used for diagnosing and in some cases treating certain spinal problems. Are they effective?

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The Definition of Cervicalgia
Cervicalgia describes pain or significant discomfort in the neck, particularly the back and/or sides, or intense forms of pain in the region of the cervical spine.

How Aspirin Can Work for Back Pain
Aspirin is an over-the-counter medication that helps with back muscle pain, spinal arthritis, and minor injuries to the back or neck.

Active Inflammation in the Sacroiliac Joints - Osteitis
Osteitis is one type of active inflammation at the sacroiliac joints, affecting some people. Find out what it means when it's picked up on an MRI.

Types of Lesions that Give You Neck or Back Pain
Find out what your doctor means when she says you have a lesion and learn about the various lesions in the spine.

Yoga for Back Pain: Downward Facing Dog Pose
The downward facing dog pose is one of the most basic postures given in yoga classes. Get tips and find out how the down dog may impact your back.

Serious Neck Injury to the Dens, aka Odontoid Process
There are neck injuries and there are neck injuries. When the dens, also known as the odontoid process is fractured, it's serious. Find out why.

Improve Your Posture and Back Health with Rib Cage Lifts
Improve your posture and back health with rib cage lifts. By raising your ribs, you'll be raising your posture awareness. Here's how.

Back Extension Exercise - Prone Press Up
The prone press up is a back extension exercise that may help alleviate symptoms of disc problems. Here's how to do it. .

Trapezius Muscle Anatomy and Function
Trapezius muscles are the site of many a sore spot. Find out why in this easy to understand anatomy lesson.

10 Beginner Workouts for Back Pain Relief
Beginner back exercise moves may be all you need to keep your spine pain in check. Check out this daily program now.

Wheelbarrow Gardening Injury Prevention
If you know how to use your wheelbarrow correctly, you will likely avoid a back injury. It's all in the mechanics. Learn more.

Wheelbarrow Gardening Injury Prevention
If you know how to use your wheelbarrow correctly, you will likely avoid a back injury. It's all in the mechanics. Learn more.

Dumping a Wheelbarrow - Switch Your Grip
When you dump stuff out of a wheelbarrow, there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you prevent back injury.

Dumping a Wheelbarrow - Prevent Back Injury
When you dump stuff out of a wheelbarrow, there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you prevent back injury.

Dumping a Wheelbarrow - Prevent Back Injury
When you dump stuff out of a wheelbarrow, there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you prevent back injury.

The Wheelbarrow and Back Injury Prevention - Prevent Back Injury When You Use a Wheelbarrow
Most gardeners ignore the key to preventing back strain when emptying a wheelbarrow - don't overload. But it is key in preventing back injury, pain and strain.

Working Out with Back Pain - Is it a Good Idea?
Is it safe to go to the gym and exercise when your back is sore? It depends in part on what gave you a backache​, stiff neck or the like in the first place.

How to Keep Your Intervertebral Discs Healthy
Learn about your intervertebral discs, including how to care for them and what role they play as part of the spinal column.

The Intervertebral Disk
The intervertebral disk, with its annuluous fibrosis and nucleus pulposus provides shock absorption for the structures of the spine.

Mechanics of the Intervertebral Disk
The mechanics of the intervertebral disk substitute for blood supply. Spinal movement allows for the flow of water and nutrients into the intervertebral disk.

Care and Feeding of the Intervertebral Disk
The care and feeding of the intervertebral disk involves activity and plenty of water.

The Best Books About Back Pain
Back pain books and neck pain books abound. Heres a list of back pain book reviews to help you decide which back pain book is the best read for you.

Overview of Isometric Exercise
Learn about Isometric exercise, a type of muscle workout in which you perform isometric muscle contraction.

10 Tips for Avoiding Pain from Your Backpack
Backpack-related back pain may be avoided with a few simple adjustments. Check out this guide for school aged children.

Overview of Whiplash
Whiplash is often, but not always, caused by car accidents. Learn more about whiplash causes and symptoms.

Sciatica Exercise for Stenosis Related Back Pain
Which sciatica exercises best relieve symptoms? Your diagnosis has something to do with it. Here are our tips for stenosis related sciatic exercise.

Home Remedy for Back Tension - Go to Your Happy Place
A great home remedy for back muscle tension is to go to your happy place. Here's how.

Home Remedy for Back Muscle Tension - Use Breathing to Your Advantage
A great home remedy for back muscle stress and tension is to use breathing to your advantage. Here's how.

Home Remedy for Back Tension - Let it Go
Home remedies for back pain include very simple mind-body activities like relaxing on your back and focusing on your breathing.

Home Remedies for Back Pain Can Be Fun and Relaxing
Home remedies for back pain can be fun and relaxing. Try these mind-body tension tamers for your neck and back muscles.

Overview of the Latissimus Dorsi
Learn more about the latissimus dorsi muscle, including its functions, location, and the problems you might have with it.

Neck Range of Motion Exercises for Arthritis
A reader emailed me to ask about neck exercises for her arthritis. Here is my response - develop neck range of motion with these simple exercises.

An Overview of Muscle Insertion
Muscle insertion is where the end of a muscle attaches to its joint. Learn more about this aspect of muscle movement with examples from your neck and back.

What Is Radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy is often called sciatica by non-medical people but there is a distinction. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Levoscoliosis and Dextroscoliosis X-Ray
Levoscoliosis and dextroscoliosis in the same spine - an x-ray.

Levoscoliosis - Curve Direction
Levoscoliosis - learn about the direction of the curve.

Dextroscoliosis - Direction of the Curve
Dextroscoliosis - the direction of the curve

Levoscoliosis - what it looks like.

Levoscoliosis and Dextroscoliosis
Medical experts have a number of terms and phrases they can use to communicate the features of a particular case of scoliosis. Learn more.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Diagnosis
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is not easily diagnosed. Find out what works, and what doesn't.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Treatment
When your SI joint is out who do you see? A chiropractor or a doctor?

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Symptoms and Treatment
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction or derangement can be painful and disruptive. Get the facts about this spine condition and learn about treatment choices.

What is Posture?
Learn the definition of the word posture and the different types of posture deviation. Understand why good posture is important.

When to See a Rheumatologist for Your Back Pain
Certain types of back pain are best diagnosed and treated by a rheumatologist. Learn what this type of doctor does and when it's time to visit.

What are Fibromyalgia Tender Points?
Characteristic of fibromyalgia, tender points are in fact an identifying feature. Read on to see what role they play in diagnosing fibromyalgia.

A Stiff Neck Caused by Going Back to School - Meningitis
A stiff neck can be caused by many things, but if you suspect meningitis, you'll need to see a physician right away.

Spinal Nerve Root Definition
Understanding spinal nerve root and conditions that can negatively affect it can provide a big-picture view of what may be causing spinal pain.

Kyphosis Definition
Kyphosis, also known as a kyphotic curve, describes a particular curvature of the spine. Read further to understand kyphosis measurement.

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Back Pain and Your Age - What's the Connection?
Find out the correlation between back pain, neck pain and how our bodies age. Sometimes pain is not age-related but can happen at any time.

Blood Tests for Diagnosing Back Pain
Blood tests for back pain - when are they helpful?

What Is the Definition of Muscle Origin?
Read about the definition of muscle origin. Learn other terms, insertion role reversal, and what you need to know when learning muscle origins in school.

What Is the Definition of Flexion Bias?
What is a flexion bias? What is the difference between the flexion and extension bias, and how does a directional preference help classify back pain?

Subluxation and Treatment - A Chiropractic Perspective
What is the definition of subluxation? Read about subluxation from the chiropractic perspective, and who is licensed to treat it.

Lunge Exercise as Quad Muscle Tension Assessment
Use the lunge exercise to determine your need for quadriceps stretching.

Camel Post and Quad Tightness
Use the camel pose to determine how tight your quadriceps muscles are.

Tight Quads and Ways to Stretch Them
Do you have tight quads from sitting for too long? Read how to tell if you have tight quads, and look at three exercises for stretching them.

Hips Forward
Test your quad muscles for tension with this easy move.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Causes
Causes of sacroiliac joint dysfunction are varied, but they included previously having had a lumbar spinal fusion. Find out why, and learn about the other causes.

Sacroiliac Joint Mobility
Sacroiliac joint mobility is a controversial topic among health professionals. Learn about hypermobile vs hypomobile SI joints.

Sacroiliac Joint Mobility Dysfunction Causes
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction or derangement can be painful and disruptive. Get the facts about this spine condition, and learn about treatment choices.

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed with your Back in Mind
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Out of Bed in the Morning without the Backache
Having trouble getting out of the bed in the morning? Follow this step-by-step guide to figure out the best way to get out of bed. ​

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Back Pain and Sleep - Getting Out of Bed
If you have a sore or stiff back or back pain after sleeping, here are some tips on how to protect your back in the morning.

Elavil for Pain
Elavil for pain is sometimes prescribed off-label as an adjuvant medication for people with chronic back conditions. Learn more about amitriptyline.

What is the Nucleus Pulposus?
The nucleus pulposus is the soft center of the intervertebral​ disc. Learn more about its function in the back and how its affected by the aging process

Dynamic Stabilization of your Core Muscles
Dynamic stabilization is about how well your core and pelvic muscles support you in various movements. Learn how to get started with dynamic stabilization.

Neck Pain After Thyroid Surgery
If you're having thyroid surgery, you may experience neck pain during recovery. Learn why this happens and how long it might last.

What You Need to Know About the Thoracic Spine
The thoracic spine is the part of the vertebral column usually called the mid- and upper back. Learn more about how this part of the spine functions.

Acute Low Back Pain
Acute low back pain from strain, sprain or other injury - learn about symptoms, causes, and treatments for acute low back pain.

Superficial Anatomy of the Back and Core
Learn more about the anatomical term superficial and which structures in the back and core are considered superficial.

Splenius Capitis and Cervicalis
Splenius capitis and cervicalis muscles make up the superficial layer of the intrinsic back muscles. Learn about their positioning and what they do.

How to Sit With Good Posture
Good posture is a habit that takes practice. Learn how to develop awareness of body alignment to practice good posture.

What is Piriformis Syndrome?
Piriformis syndrome is a rare and controversial cause of sciatical symptoms. Learn more about it and what you can do.

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4 Ways to Deal With Constant Neck or Back Pain
If chronic neck or back pain is your constant companion, what do you do to get on with your life? Here are 4 helpful activities!

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The Painful Truth by Lynn R. Webster, M.D. Book Review
The Painful Truth is meant for anyone who has ever been touched by pain, whether their own or someone else's. Learn more in this review.

Amitriptyline, aka, Elavil Contraindications
Elavil can be helpful for not only depression but also chronic back pain. But you should be aware of Elavil contraindications before taking.

Ankylosing Spondylitis - Inflammatory Arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis where inflammation causes the spine to fuse. Learn the basics of ankylosing spondylitis.

Adjuvant Medications for Neck or Back Pain
Adjuvant pain medications may help you get past tough chronic back pain or neck pain. Find out how this kind of drug can enhance your treatment-as-usual.

Adductor Muscle Group / Groin Muscles
Adductor muscles - aka your groin muscles - play an important role in the health of your back. Learn more about this posture muscle group.

ADL - Make Good Form a Habit
Good exercise form may translate not only to reduced back pain, it may also help you perform activities of daily living smoothly.

Move from sitting to lying down without hurting your back.
Learn how to move from sitting to lying and from lying to sitting - the back safe way.

ADL Training - Intro
ADL training may help you get through the day with reduced or minimized back pain.

Back Safe Rolling - Instructions
Back safe rolling is a must have skill - we use this when we change positions during sleep and more.

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An Overview of Spinal Instability
Spinal instability and spinal stability are often thought to be limited to the domain of Pilates and core strengthening. But there's more to it.

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Spinal Extension and Flexion Exercise
Spinal flexion and spinal extension are movements of the spine that contribute to spinal control. Try this exercise to build more control.

Straight Leg Raise Test - What it Tells You
The straight leg test is used for diagnosing low back pain. Find out what it can tell you about your spine.

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First Line Medications for Acute Back Pain
Learn about first line pain relieving medications following a neck or back injury, and how can you restore your physical functioning.

Spinal Nerve Roots and Dermatomes
Spinal nerve roots provide the origins for dermatomes in the neck, low back, ​and other areas. Learn more about how leg or arm pain starts in the back.

The Spinal Cord
Nerve pain, from pinched nerves, sciatica or other radiating pain often travels through the dermatomes. Dermatomes are like paths cut by the nerves which come from the spine and go out to the rest of the body. Learn about nerve roots, dermatomes and nerve pain.

Vertebral - Spinal Cord Levels and Dermatomes
Vertebral - Spinal Cord Levels and Dermatomes

Radiculopathy, an irritation of the nerve root can cause pain down the leg.

Cold Laser - Will it Relieve Your Neck or Back Pain?
Cold laser, which is also known as low level laser, shows promise as a treatment for many types of neck and back pain. Learn more.

Chiropractic Profession - Not Just Back Doctors
The chiropractic profession is about more than simply

Inflammatory Arthritis Types of Active Inflammation
Active inflammation may be used to diagnose inflammatory arthritis conditions and sacroiliitis. Learn about the different types.

Pelvic Tilt Exercise
Pelvic tilt exercises are a great way to strengthen and stretch your lower back. Get the instructions.

How Annular Fissures and Tears are Treated
Annular tears can be painful or asymptomatic. Find out what they are and how they are treated.

Bodyweight Wall Squats for Back Fitness
Wall squats make for a great work break exercise. Learn how to perform them.

Is Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery Right for You?
Is an artificial disc the right back surgery for you, or should you stick with the tried and true spinal fusion procedure. Find out what the research says about total disc replacement.

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Perk Up Your Posture
Good posture is made not born. Here is my short list of things you need to know and do for excellent body support.

Are You a Slouch?
Slouching is a common posture problem that nearly anyone can reverse. Learn how.

Teen Posture
Teen posture often consists of slouching. Is that going to be a problem later?

Identify Your Posture Habits
Slouching is a posture habit that can get you into trouble in the long run. If you're looking to overcome it, what should you do first?

Back Muscle Spasm - How to Get Relief
Back muscle spasm, while usually not serious, can seriously impact your quality of life.

Simple Wedge Fractures in the Cervical Spine
Simple wedge fractures in your neck are a type of flexion injury. Learn more about cervical compression fractures.

Ancient Eastern Healing Systems to Help Your Back
Ancient Eastern healing therapies may do your back some good. Here are 3 of them.

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5 Ways You May Be Triggering Your Sciatica
Sciatica triggers may be lurking in your own lifestyle. Here are 5 things you may be doing that can irritate the sciatic nerve.

Inflammation After a Back or Neck Injury
How to heal a back injury during the sub-acute and acute phases.

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Advanced Resistance Band Challenges for Your Hamstrings and Core
If you are strong, particularly in the core, add a hamstring challenge using a resistance band. Here's how.

Gently Challenge Hip Muscles with a Resistance Band
Check out this beginner's resistance band hamstring exercise.

Resistance Band Moderated Straight Leg Lift
Use a resistance band to add challenge to your straight leg lift.

Use the Resistance Band to Get the Butt Muscles, but Good!
Get your butt muscles with a resistance band exercise. This one targets the hamstrings in particular.

Resistance Band Exercise for Weak Cores
Check out this resistance band exercise suitable for people who are weak.

A Resistance Band Warm-Up for Your Hips
Here's how to use the exercise band to warm up the muscles around your hips, especially hamstrings and quads.

Upper Back Exercises - Overhead Arm Stretch
Upper back stretching exercises can sometimes do double duty as ab strengtheners. Such is the case with the arms overhead move.

Is Heat or Ice Better for a Back Injury?
Low back pain or back injury - should you ice it or heat it? Find out what doctors recommend.

Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sacroiliac joint injections are helpful but generally not as a treatment. Learn more.

Sacroiliac Joint Treatments
Sacroiliac joint derangement is also known as sacroiliac dysfunction. Few, if any SIJD treatments have proven effective by research. Find out why.

Sacroiliac Fusion or Arthrodesis
Sacroiliac fusion or arthrodesis has historically been a difficult surgery. With minimally invasive procedures on the rise, this may change. Learn more.

Medication Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Medication is often the first thing your doctor will recommend for sacroiliac joint pain. But most likely, that won't be all you need to heal.

Physical Therapy Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Physical therapy for sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pain is about stabilizing the joint and restoring normal motion.

Sacroiliac Braces including the Pelvic Belt
Sacroiliac braces such as the pelvic belt may offer you a cost effective and low risk way to begin to stabilize this joint.

Manual Therapy for Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Manual therapy for sacroiliac joint pain can take a number of forms from massage, chiropractic, physical therapy and

Radiofrequency Denervation for Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Radiofrequency denervation for sacroiliac joint pain holds some promise if you have the right type of treatment. Learn more.

Retrolisthesis and Spine Surgery
Retrolisthesis is a backward movement of a vertebra relative to the vertebra beneath it. Learn more about this condition and if you should be concerned.

Spondylolysis Symptoms, Causes, Risks and Treatments
Spondylolysis symptoms, risks, diagnosis, causes and treatments. Find out who gets this back injury and what to do about it.

4 Ineffective Ways to Prevent Back Pain
Figuring out what to do to prevent back pain can be overwhelming based on the sheer number of choices. Learn what works and what doesn't.

Bulging Disc Comparison to Herniated Disc
Bulging disc definition, including how it compares with herniated disc and prolapsed disc.

Traction Spurs and Spinal Degeneration
Traction spurs may affect you if you have arthritis. Learn more about this spinal condition, along with other conditions of the spine.

Disc Replacement VS Fusion
Disc replacement vs spinal fusion - which is right for you?

Neck Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain
Neck neuropathic pain is also called cervical radiuclopathy. Find out how it's different than your usual neck pain.

Psoas Muscle and Your Low Back Health
Psoas is a muscle that greatly affects your spine - posture, pain, movement and more. Learn what the psoas does for the low back.

Prevent Spinal Stenosis - Stretch to Increase Your Range of Motion
Prevent spinal stenosis by increasing your range of motion. In other words - stretch!

Prevent Spinal Stenosis Tip 4 - Manage Your Weight
Prevent spinal stenosis by managing your weight.

Prevent Spinal Stenosis - Get Good Posture
Prevent spinal stenosis by addressing your posture.

Prevent Spinal Stenosis - Get Regular Exercise
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Prevent Spinal Stenosis - Quit Smoking
Prevent spinal stenosis by quitting smoking.

5 Tips for Preventing Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis can be a consequence of osteoarthritis. Prevent spinal stenosis with a little knowledge and a few habit changes.

Lumbar Discectomy and Fusion
Spinal fusion addresses disc problems by fusing the vertebrae together. But is spinal fusion necessary in all discectomies and back surgeries addressing disc problems?

What is Normal Lumbar Lordosis Angle?
Lumbar lordosis is measured as an angle. Find out how a normal lumbar curve is measured and determined. Turns out it's not so easy.

Discectomies for Herniated Disc
Discectomies for herniated disc has a good track record for pain relief and abatement of symptoms. Learn about this procedure.

3 Ways your Spinal Discs Can Cause Your Pain
Spinal discs are one type of back pain generator. Here are 3 ways your discs may be causing your pain.

Pain Pump Trial for Chronic Back Pain Relief
Pain pump trials are usually necessary before a more permanent implantation is done. Find out what to expect.

Treat Your Own Neck by Robin McKenzie, PT Book Review
Review of Treat Your Own Neck by Robin McKenzie, PT.

Skelaxin Side Effects, Dosage, Action, and More
Skelaxin side effects, action, dosage, generic name and more.

Your Neck - What is Torticollis?
Torticollis, wry neck - some spell it wryneck, spasmotic torticollis, congenital torticollis or even crooked neck - whatever you call it, torticollis can be seen as a twisted neck position. Learn more about your neck and answer the question - what is torticollis?

Chiropractic Adjustments after a Back Surgery
Chiropractic adjustments to help with post-surgical​ pain have not been well researched. But here's a summary to help you decide what to do.

Fitness Tips for Beginners with Backaches - LIfe's a Dance
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Fitness Tips for Beginners with Backaches - Easy Standing Balance Challenge
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Fitness Tips for Beginners with Backaches - Take the Stairs Sideways
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Fitness Tips for Beginners with Backaches - Kneel, Lean and Destabilize on Purpose
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Fitness Tips for Beginners with Backaches - Kneel Your Way to Strong Hips and Back
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Fitness Tips for Your Backache
A backache is often due to lack of strength in hip muscles. Here are some fitness tips for relieving your backache with hip strengthening.

Nocioceptive Pain Definition
Nocioceptive pain occurs in response to injury to part of your body (as opposed to nerve pain). Learn more with this overview.

Spinal Roation and Twisted Vertebrae
One way to hurt your back is to lift with a twisted spine. Learn more about rotated vertebrae and how best to protect you back.

Arthritis in the Neck (Cervical Spondylosis)
Symptoms of arthritis in the neck are not limited to pain. This is because when you have degenerative arthrits a process is going on, and you may feel or notice a number of things. Here is the list. Page 3.

Diagnosing Cervical Spondylosis and Arthritis of the Neck - Flexibility Tests and X-Rays
Doctors diagnose cervical spondylosis by means of neck flexibility tests and imaging techniques.

Arthritis in the Neck - Cervical Spondylosis
Arthritis in the neck is a disease that can, and often does, progress. Learn what you need to know to deal with it effectively

Arthritis in the Neck - Treatments
Treatment for arthritis in the neck may include physical therapy, things you can do yourself to reduce pain, and injections.

Neuralforaminal Stenosis Symptoms
Neuralforaminal stenosis symptoms often arise from compression at the spinal nerve root. Find out what that means.

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Neck Surgery for Cervical Radiculopathy
Neck surgery may be what it takes to calm down your cervical radiculopathy symptoms. Learn about the two main types of procedures that are done.

Child's Pose Yoga for Back Pain
The yoga child's pose may help you relieve back pain. Find out how.

Levator Scapula Muscle's Role in Forward Head Posture
The levator scapula muscle plays an important role in keeping your neck in alignment. Find out why it gets so d-rn painful! Hint-Forward Head posture.

Levator Scapula Muscle Attachments, Action, and Nerve
Learn about your levator scapula muscle - the origin, insertion, action, nerves and its involvement in common, but painful posture problems.

Central Canal Stenosis Symptoms
Symptoms of central canal stenosis can be helped with core strengthening and body alignment. Learn more about these symptoms here.

Standing Hamstring Stretch
Standing hamstring stretches can be easy to do but very effective.

Easy Hamstring Stretch for Athletes
Athletes can really get the hamstrings in this one legged stretch.

Partner Hamstring Stretching
Hamstring stretching with a partner can help you achieve more flexibility.

Advanced Hamstring Stretch for Athletes
Challenge your balance and your strength as you stretch your hamstrings. For advanced athletes only.

Supine Hamstring Stretch for Beginners
Hamstring stretching can quickly show you how inflexible you are. Here are a few ways to get started without injuring yourself or grinding through pain.

Hamstring Stretch - Toe Touching
Toe touching exercises can stretch your hamstrings, but watch out for the 4 pitfalls.

Supine Hamstring Stretch
Supine hamstring stretch is a relaxing yet effective way to increase the flexibility of this important hip muscle group.

Hamstring Stretches for Every Level
Hamstring stretches are a must in most every back healing or management program. Learn a variety of stretches for different ability levels.

Differences Between Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia
Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia share similarities such as tender points and muscle pain. But do you know what the differences are between fibro and myofascial pain? This article presents them.

Bird Dog Exercise Instructions
Bird dogs exercise is a core strengthening exercise that works both abdominal muscles and back muscles. Check out these instructions.

Myotomes, Spinal Nerve Roots and Dermatomes
Myotomes and muscle weakness - find out how they play a role in your neck or back pain diagnosis. Hint: It's related to your spinal nerve roots.

What Is Enteric-Coated Medication?
Enteric-coated medication may help to avoid known side effects of NSAIDS. Learn more.

Lying Leg Extensions for Your Core
Lying leg extensions target core, a key area for a health low back. Here's how to do this exercise.

Vertebroplasty vs Kyphoplasty
Vertebroplasty vs kyphoplasty - the differences and the results.

Free Fragment or Sequestered Disc
A sequestered disc fragment, or free fragment, as it is sometimes called, can cause back pain and other symptoms should it press on a nerve root. Find out what you can do about it.

Exercises for Spinal Arthritis
Spinal arthritis exercise includes both strengthening and flexibility work. Here's why you should increase the range of motion in your low back.

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Facebook Groups for People with Back Problems
Facebook groups for people with herniated disc, sciatica and sacroiliac joint pain.

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Diagnosing Cervical Radiculopathy
Diagnosing cervical radiculopathy is done by medical history, physical exam and sometimes with diagnostic imaging.

The Role of Obesity in Common Spine Conditions
Obesity and low back pain - common sense will tell you they're related. Find out how.

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Lower Back Curve Exercise
Lower back curve exercise to develop awareness of this key area.

Yoga Poses and Back Pain - Try the Side Angle
Yoga poses for back pain include the side angle. Side angle pose can help stretch key core muscles like your oblique abdominals and several others.

Sex Positions when One or Both Partners Have Back Pain
Sex positions are best chosen wisely when one or both partners has back pain. Here's a list - with modifications - based on common spine diagnoses.

Massage the Levator Scapula Muscle
Learn how to massage and release pain in the levator scapula muscle, which is located at your shoulder and neck.

About the Muscle Relaxer Flexeril
The skeletal muscle relaxer, cyclobenzeprine, may help you recover from back muscles spasms. Learn more about this potentially helpful drug, including how to take it.

L5-S1 - The Lumbosacral Joint
The Lumbosacral Joint or L5-S1 is where the lumbar spine meets the sacrum and is key to low back health for a number of reasons.

The Lumbosacral Joint or L5-S1
The Lumbosacral Joint or L5-S1 is where the lumbar spine meets the sacrum, and is the site of an injury called spondylolisthesis.

Sciatica Symptoms - What's that Pain Down Your Leg?
Sciatica symptoms can be awfully unpleasant. It helps to know why you get these symptoms and and what to expect.

Multifidus Muscle
The multifidus muscle - its anatomy and special functions.

Text Neck - Is Your Smart Phone Ruining Your Cervical Spine?
Text neck is the unofficial medical term given to describe an extreme position of your head while using your smart phone. Learn more.

Tips for Excellent Exercise Adherence
Exercise adherence definition and some tips for sticking with your program.

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Piriformis Syndrome Strength and Stretch Routine
Stretching exercises are usually given for piriformis syndrome and its sciatica symptoms but in some cases strengthening can be very helpful, too.

Extrinsic Back Muscles - Superficial Layer
The superficial layer of the extrinsic back muscles consists of 4 muscles with which you may be familiar. Learn about the lats, traps and more.

Inactive Ingredients in Common Pain Medications
Inactive ingredient defined. Learn about examples of this terminology, what the FDA requires on labels, and how inactive ingredients could be active.

Back Pain Relief Exercise Program Options
Doing back exercises can give you a healthy back. Find the right back exercise program for your condition.

Interspinalis and Intertransversarii Back Muscles
Interspinalis and intertransversarii back muscles move and stabilize the spine, as well as contributing to your body awareness. Learn more.

Ectopic Bone Formation
Ectopic bone formation is an adverse effect that caused controversy with the use of Medtronic's Infuse product for spinal surgery. Learn more

Herniated Disk Injury
Herniated disk injury - facts, treatments, risk factors, symptoms and more.

Smoking Risks Include Spine Pain
Smoking increases your risk for back pain and problems. Here's how.

Axial Skeleton Definition
Axial skeleton definition, including an update on axial back pain.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA - Bibliography
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA - Bibliography

Resources for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA
Resources for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA include where to go for genetic testing and links to websites and articles with detailed information about spinal muscular atrophy - SMA

Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA
Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA is centered around life support and quality of life for the SMA patient.

Diagnosing and Testing for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA
Diagnosing and Testing for Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA can involve genetic testing for both patient and parent. The SMA genetic test for parents tests for carrier status.

Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA Types 3 and 4
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA Types 3 and 4 are is also known as mild spinal muscular atrophy and adult onset spinal muscular atrophy respectively. Spinal muscular atrophy types 3 and 4 appear later and have milder symptoms than SMA types 1 and 2.

Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA Type 2
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA Type 2 is also called intermediate spinal muscular atrophy.

Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy include - type 1 spinal muscular atrophy - SMA type 1 - spinal muscular atrophy SMA type 2 or intermediate spinal muscular atrophy - spinal muscular atrophy SMA type 3 or mild spinal muscular atrophy - spinal muscular atrophy SMA type 4 or adult onset spinal muscular atrophy.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA
Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA is a recessive genetic disease caused by SMN 1 mutation. SMN 1 mutation in SMA patients affects motor neurons or the nerves that control voluntary muscle. Parents who contribute the gene for SMA are called SMA carriers.

Hyperpathia, Hyperalgesia, and Hypersensitivity
Hyperpathia is one type of hypersensitivity that scientists are just beginning to study. It can sometimes be a problem when you have chronic back pain.

Cobb Angle for Measuring Scoliosis
Cobb angle is a measurement used to determine how much scoliosis you have. Now you can understand how it's done.

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty Complications
Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty complications - what are they and are they something to be concerned about?

Facet Joint Capsule
Facet joint capsule - what it is, what it does and how it might be responsible for your back pain