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.

Herniated Disk in the Lower Back

A herniated disk is a condition that can occur anywhere along the spine, but it most often occurs in the lower back.

Herniated Lumbar Disc

The spine is made up of a series of connected bones called "vertebrae." The disc is a combination of strong connective tissues which hold one vertebra to the next and acts as a cushion between the vertebrae.

How Worried Should I Be About My Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical advice.

Low Back Pain

Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe.

Lower Back Pain Topic Center

If you’ve ever had lower back pain stop you from doing what you want, you’re not alone.

Lumbago: Mild to Severe Low Back Pain

Lumbago is a seldom used term to mean mild to severe low back pain.

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

While there are many causes of back pain, the most common cause is a disorder of the lumbar intervertebral discs.

Lumbar Herniated Disc

A common cause of lower back and leg pain is a lumbar ruptured disc or herniated disc.

Lumbar Radiculopathy: Low Back and Leg Pain

Approximately 80% of the population is plagued at one time or another by back pain, especially lower back pain.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Topic Center

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common cause of low back, buttock and leg pain in adults 50 years and older.

Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

As we age, our body degenerates with time. However, some people have a higher risk of certain degenerative conditions due to a genetic bias.

Pinched Nerves Can Cause Neck and Back Pain

People commonly talk about having a pinched nerve, but what is a pinched nerve?

Pregnancy and Back Pain

Women typically experience pregnancy-related pain in the lower spine—the low back, sacrum, and pelvic regions.

Sex and 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.

Upper Back Pain Topic Center

Pain in the upper and/or mid back is less common than lower back or neck pain.