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Prevent Back Pain

The best way to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. It’s much easier to prevent a back injury than to live with back pain.

Review Date: April 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. This document provides information on non-surgical treatments and alternative therapies for spinal stenosis.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Back Pain and Sciatica - Prevention and Self-Care

Read these simple but useful tips on how to prevent and relieve back pain.

Review Date: May 24, 2012

University of Maryland Medical Center

Find a Doctor of Chiropractic

The American Chiropractic Association offers this search tool to help you find a doctor of chiropractor in your area.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Chiropractic Association

Find a Spine Doctor

This information is provided to assist the public in finding doctors who specialize in back care and surgery.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Spine Society

Find a Spine Doctor

This information is provided to assist the public in finding doctors who specialize in back care and surgery.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Spine Society

Handout on Health: Back Pain

The handout describes causes, diagnosis, and treatments for back pain, and and what you can do to prevent it.

Review Date: February 18, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

How to Prevent Back Pain

Watch this interactive tutorial on how to prevent back pain, and learn some simple exercises to strengthen your back muscles.

Review Date: February 21, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a very common problem in adults, as we cannot avoid the normal wear and tear on our spines that goes along with aging. Here are some tips to lessen the impact of low back problems.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Low Back Pain - American Academy of Family Physicians

Learn what can cause low back injuries and what you can do for relief when you have hurt your lower back. Find tips for preventing back strain.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Low Back Pain Exercise Guide

This guide can help you better understand your exercise and activity program for low back pain, which should be supervised by your therapist and orthopaedic surgeon.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve from your back down your buttock and leg. Learn about the treatments and self-care measures that help to ease pain associated with sciatica.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Spinal Manipulation for Low-Back Pain

Low-back pain is a common condition that can be difficult to treat. This document discusses spinal manipulation among the treatment options used by people with low-back pain in an effort to relieve pain and improve functioning.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

What Is Back Pain?

This fact sheet discusses prevention strategies and treatments for back pain. Treatments include spinal manipulation, exercise, medication, acupuncture and surgery.

Review Date: February 21, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse