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Back Pain

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Low Back Pain vs. Sciatica: What’s the Difference?

It can be easy to confuse the two conditions because they share many of the same symptoms.

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Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a problem for almost everyone at some point in their life. Learn how to manage it at home and when you should be evaluated by a doctor.

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Sciatica Pain in the Back or Legs Has Many Possible Causes

Sciatica refers to pain in the lower back and legs caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. Learn more about what causes sciatica and the treatment options available.

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When Back Pain Is Serious: How To Tell, What To Do

Typically, back pain is muscular in nature and short-term, often caused by strain from lifting heavy objects or sudden movement. More serious back and spine problems may be caused by nerves, joints and discs.

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A Runner’s Guide To Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is very common, with nearly 80 percent of the population experiencing it at some point in their lives. It’s not uncommon for runners to experience low back pain as well, but for their own unique reasons.

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Good News About Back Pain: It's Often Temporary

At some point in life, almost everyone will experience some degree of back pain. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons for hospitalization and the second leading cause of missed work.

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Back Pain Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't

Chances are, you or someone you know suffers from back pain. So what should you do when back pain strikes? Learn more about popular back pain remedies and which symptoms signal that it’s time to see a spine specialist.

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The Evidence for Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old healing practice used to treat such diverse conditions as pain, digestive problems, respiratory disorders, anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines. Is there a place for this ancient approach in modern medicine?

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