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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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Back Pain After Epidural

Suffering lingering back pain after an epidural injection is one of the many possible complications of these common needle-based procedures.

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Qigong for Back Pain

Qigong for back pain uses dynamic and passive meditations, sounds and exercises to reduce symptoms and foster positive health benefits.

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Best Mattress for Back Pain

What is the best mattress for back pain? Can your choice of mattress really contribute to your pain or help decrease your pain? Learn the facts.

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Back Pain Tips

Back pain tips can help any patient to find relief, improve their chances for recovery and even enjoy a true cure. Get some top tips from back pain experts.

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Diagnosis of Piriformis Syndrome

Learn about the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome and how the methods used to identify the condition are often flawed and inaccurate.

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Facet Disease

Facet disease is a newer diagnostic term for facet joint syndrome most often used to frighten patients into unnecessary treatment.

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