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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Smoking is one of the many possible causes of back pain. Learn about the effects smoking has on back pain and some possible explanations as to why.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

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

By Brion O'Connor & Discovery Fit and Health Writers

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.

By Cristen Conger


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

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.

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

By Scott Fishman, M.D.