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Can a Poor Diet Cause Back Pain?

Can a diet high in sugar and processed fat cause back pain? Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine explore this topic.

Back Pain and Spine Surgery

Sometimes spine surgery is necessary to remedy back pain and sciatica. These five points will help you to prepare.

Seven Myths About Back Pain Debunked

Neel Anand, MD demystifies 7 common myths about back pain.

Keeping Your Back Healthy as You Age

Among the parts of our body with the shortest “warranties” is the spine; an extraordinary collection of bones, discs and muscles that keeps us upright and moving.

Tips for Better Sex ... even with Back Pain

The results of SpineUniverse's national survey on Sexual Satisfaction and Back Pain indicate that back pain is ruining the sex lives of many people.

Back Pain and Its Impact on Sexual Satisfaction

SpineUniverse.com conducted a national survey on how back pain affects sexual satisfaction. Hint: it doesn't make sex better. Another hint: back pain doesn't mean you can't have sex anymore. Read the full survey results here.

Upper Back Pain Center

Pain in the upper and/or mid back is less common than lower back or neck pain. The upper back is the region below the cervical spine (neck) and above the low back (lumbar spine).

Back Pain During Pregnancy

About 80% of pregnant women have back pain. Back pain and the causes in pregnant women are not entirely understood. Therefore, the treatment recommendations are poor. By educating both the physician and the patient, treatment options can be improved.

Back Pain Center: Upper, Mid Back, Low and Lower Back

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people self-treat and seek medical care. When we speak about “back pain” we mean pain that originates in the spine anywhere between the upper and lower back.

Low Back and Leg Pain is Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar radiculopathy refers to pain in the lower extremities in a dermatomal pattern. A dermatome is a specific area in the lower extremity that has nerves going to it from a specific lumbar nerve.

Lumbago: Mild to Severe Low Back Pain

Lumbago is a seldom used term to mean mild to severe low back pain. The pain can be acute or chronic and affects both young and old.

Low and Lower Back Pain Center

Low and lower back pain can vary from dull pain that develops gradually to sudden, sharp or persistent pain felt below the waist.

Discogenic Low Back Pain

Discogenic low back pain is caused specifically by one or more intervertebral discs in your lumbar spine. Activities that increase pressure on the disc can make your pain worse, so sitting or bending forward may hurt.

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare but serious low back disorder that requires immediate medical attention. Learn about the possible symptoms and why urgent care is essential.

A Vacation from Back Pain

Summer is the season to burn some vacation time and hit the road. The longer days and warmer weather may make it easier to get away, but summer travel includes cramped flights and seemingly-endless road trips. And that can take a toll on your back.
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Back Pain Center: Upper, Mid Back, Low and Lower Back

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people self-treat and seek medical care. When we speak about “back pain” we mean pain that originates in the spine anywhere between the upper and lower back.
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