The Back

Acute Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain is defined as low back pain present for up to six weeks.

Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back

In spondylolisthesis, one of the bones in your spine — called a vertebra — slips forward and out of place.

Back Pain and Emotional Distress

Back pain is one of the problems most often seen by health care providers.

Back Pain in Children

Back pain in children is not like back pain in adults. Compared to an adult, a child with a backache is more likely to have a serious underlying disorder.

Back Pain Topic Center

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people self-treat and seek medical care.

Back Sprains and Strains Topic Center

About 80% of us experience back pain of some kind during our lifetime.

Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is considered to be chronic if it has been present for greater than three months.

Degenerative Lumbar (Low Back) Spondylolisthesis

Degenerative changes in the spine are often referred to those that cause the loss of normal structure and/or function.

Depression and Back Pain

Have you been in a funk, not understanding the reason for your bad moods and lack of energy?

Discogenic (Disc-Related) Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common condition. It can be caused by lumbar sprain, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, and different degenerative spinal disorders. The term discogenic pain means one or more intervertebral discs are the pain source.