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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Back Pain and Physical Therapy

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


How to Treat Back Spasms

How to Treat Back Spasms

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

The Ultimate Relieving Back Pain Quiz

The Ultimate Relieving Back Pain Quiz

Successfully relieving back pain can make a big difference in your ability to function. Take this quiz to learn more about relieving back pain. See more »

The Ultimate Causes of Back Pain Quiz

The Ultimate Causes of Back Pain Quiz

There is a range of factors that can cause back pain. Take this quiz to learn about some of the causes of back pain. See more »

The Ultimate Back Pain Treatments Quiz

The Ultimate Back Pain Treatments Quiz

Back pain treatments aim to improve the patient's ability to function. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of back pain treatments. See more »

The Ultimate Alternative Back Pain Treatments Quiz

The Ultimate Alternative Back Pain Treatments Quiz

There are many alternative back pain treatments available today. See how much you know about alternative back pain treatments by taking this quiz. See more »

Smoking and Back Pain

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

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?

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

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

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 »