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Spine Pain

Spine pain describes symptoms that originate in the actual vertebral column, as opposed to the surrounding musculature or other anatomical locales.Spinal discomfort can be neurological or mechanical.

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Osteoarthritis Diagnosis

The osteoarthritis diagnosis is one of the most profitable conditions in medicine. Most patients do not know that osteoarthritis is normal and universal in adults.

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Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

Isthmic spondylolisthesis is a vertebral misalignment condition which can cause pain in serious cases, but may be asymptomatic in mild to moderate forms.

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Neuroforaminal Narrowing

Neuroforaminal narrowing describes a loss of patency in the spaces through which the spinal nerve roots use to exit the spinal column. Foraminal stenosis is typical in the lower back and neck.

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Burning in Lower Back

Experiencing burning in lower back is scary and can come from an assortment of different causes. Learn about lumbar burning sensations.

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Influenza Back Pain

Influenza back pain is a common sign of flu infection. In fact, back pain might be one of the first symptoms experienced when the flu begins.

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Lower Back Pain When Looking Down

Lower back pain when looking down results from muscular causation in most patients. However, other explanations are plausible in less common scenarios.

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Middle Back Pain Diagnosis

Achieving an accurate middle back pain diagnosis presents additional problems compared to lumbar or cervical pain syndromes.

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Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication

Neurogenic intermittent claudication describes a set of debilitating symptoms most often associated with lumbar central spinal canal stenosis.

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Stenosis or Stress

Stenosis or stress story, sent in by Raven, details a question of which is the true causation of pain.

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Back Pain in Athletes

Back pain in athletes can interfere with performance and might even bring an athletic career to an abrupt halt.

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Back Injury from Headbanging

Back injury from headbanging can occur in virtually any location of the spine. Learn why headbangers often suffer from back or neck pain later in life.

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Piriformis Symptoms

Piriformis symptoms can mimic any other form of pseudo-sciatica, since the sciatic nerve is often affected by compression from the piriformis muscle.

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Chiropractic for Sciatica

Chiropractic for sciatica uses hands-on spinal manipulation to relieve pain without drugs or surgery. Learn about chiropractic sciatica treatment.

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Spinal Meningitis

Spinal meningitis is a serious infection of the spinal membranes. Meningitis comes in several distinct forms and causations, complicating diagnostic efforts.

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Lasers for Back Pain

Lasers for back pain come in several classifications and are used as symptomatic treatment for a wide range of symptomatic conditions.

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Exercises That Cause Back Pain

Exercises that cause back pain is a controversial topic that always creates heated debate among patients and doctors alike.

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Diagnosis of Pinched Nerves

The diagnosis of pinched nerves is not always a certain science and many compressive neuropathies are misdiagnosed. Learn all about pinched nerve diagnostic errors.

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Overcoming Back Spasms

Overcoming back spasms story, sent in by Cyrus, details a long history of muscular issues and an eventual all-natural solution.

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Back Pain with Fever

Back pain with fever is a common combination of symptoms that is usually relatively harmless and is likely indicative of a viral or bacterial infection.

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