Back Pain Center
General OverviewBack pain is an ache or discomfort in the back and spinal column. Back pain is very common, affecting most adults at some point in their lives.
- What are low back pain and sciatica?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the surgical procedures?
- What are the lifestyle changes I can make?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider about low back pain and sciatica?
Find answers in our in-depth report on low back pain and sciatica:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
- CT scan
- Laminectomy - animation
- Spinal fusion
Living With Back PainIn her own words: living with sciaticaManaging chronic low back painBack pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor, and the third most common cause of surgery. Read here to find out what you can do if you suffer from chronic low back pain.
Living With Back Pain (Continued)Chiropractic treatment: what you should knowRead here to find out what you should know about chiropractic treatment.
Preventing Back PainTraveling: it can be a real pain in the neck, the head, the back…Read here to find out which muscle pains are common when traveling, and how you can help prevent and treat travel-associated aches and pains.Exercise 101: back squat using free weightsUse this exercise to develop strength in your legs, hips, and backTaking care of your backOne false twist, and you could be flat on your back. Here's what you can do to prevent—or treat—those painful aches and twinges.
Special TopicsWhen Emily's backpack weighs more than she doesEach year, children aged 5-14 go to the doctor for backpack-related pain. What is going on? And what can we do about it?
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Chiropractic Association
American Chronic Pain Association