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Back pain afflicts countless Americans, but there are plenty of treatment and therapy options to help. Learn about the causes of back pain and what you can do to reduce the pain.

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The Ultimate Relieving Back Pain Quiz

The back is a complex part of the body and, among its many functions, it acts as a support structure for the spine. Back pain has various causes and pain can range from a soreness to a debilitating pain that severely limits your ability to function.

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  • Why is sitting in a chair for long periods bad for your back?
    Why is sitting in a chair for long periods bad for your back?

    If sitting still all day long at work leaves you feeling like you just spent eight hours lifting heavy boxes, you're not alone. About eight out of 10 people report having some back pain, and our desk chairs could be to blame. See more »

  • Acupuncture for Back Pain
    Acupuncture for Back Pain

    Acupuncture can help reduce the discomfort associated with back pain. Learn all about acupuncture for back pain in this article from Discovery Health. See more »

  • Back Pain and Kidney Infection
    Back Pain and Kidney Infection

    Back pain and kidney infection can be related. See how you can tell the difference between muscular back pain and kidney infection. See more »

  • How to Prevent Back Pain
    How to Prevent Back Pain

    Preventing back pain is much easier than treating it after an injury. Learn how to avoid the bad habits that can damage your back. See more »

  • How to Relieve Back Pain
    How to Relieve Back Pain

    Maybe you lifted something heavy or swung a golf club too enthusiastically. Whatever the reason, now your back is out and you're wishing for something to end the agony. Learn how to relieve back pain. See more »

  • How to Treat Back Spasms
    How to Treat Back Spasms

    Back spasms can usually be treated at home with bed rest, over-the-counter-medications and the application of heat. Learn about how to treat back spasms in this article. See more »

  • MRIs and Back Pain
    MRIs and Back Pain

    Many people who suffer from back pain undergo an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test to provide physicians with a picture of the intervertebral disks. Learn about MRIs and back pain. See more »

  • The Ultimate Alternative Back Pain Treatments Quiz
    The Ultimate Alternative Back Pain Treatments Quiz

    There are many treatments for back pain. Traditional methods involve medication or surgery. However, there are many alternate methods available for treating back pain and new ones are being discovered all the time. Take this quiz to see how much you know about alternative back pain treatments. See more »

  • The Ultimate Back Pain Treatments Quiz
    The Ultimate Back Pain Treatments Quiz

    There is a wide range of back pain treatments available, depending on the type and extent of the problem. Many of them do not guarantee a pain-free outcome, but are used to increase the patient's functional level and stop the progression of injury. Take this quiz to see what you know about back pain treatments. See more »

  • The Ultimate Relieving Back Pain Quiz
    The Ultimate Relieving Back Pain Quiz

    The back is a complex part of the body and, among its many functions, it acts as a support structure for the spine. Back pain has various causes and pain can range from a soreness to a debilitating pain that severely limits your ability to function. See more »

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