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Back Pain

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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Experimental Treatments for Back Pain

Experimental treatments for back pain might the best remedy for your pain. Learn about some experimental treatments for back pain in this article.


Is Being 'Civilized' Ruining Your Back?

Is sitting all day ruining your back? Learn about sitting and ancient cultures at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How to Treat Back Spasms

How to Treat Back Spasms. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about how to treat back spasms. See more »

Smoking and Back Pain

Smoking can cause back pain, which may be surprising to some. Learn about why smoking might cause back pain. See more »

Back Pain and Kidney Infection

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

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

You may have heard that sitting is bad for your back, but did you know it can cause back strain? Read how sitting is bad for you back in long stretches. See more »

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

Back pain can put you out of commission unlike any other injury. Learn how back pain works and how to relieve it with icing, rest, and other methods. See more »

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 »

Can back pain be treated with a nerve block? Learn whether back pain can be treated with a nerve block. See more »

Can back pain be treated with physical therapy? Find out if back pain can be treated with physical therapy. See more »