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Back pain is common and affects most people at some point in their life. Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
Spinal disc problems
Problems with your spinal discs can lead to back pain, sciatica and other problems. Learn about the causes and treatment options for spinal disc problems.
A laminectomy is recommended to ease back pain but only if alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.
Spondylolisthesis is a problem with the back that can cause lower back pain and muscle tightness. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Aches and pains
Pain is a part of life, but it shouldn't stop you from living. Learn about the types of pain including back pain, headaches, and swelling in the groin, as well as pain relief such as paracetamol.
Learn about things you can do to reduce your risk of work-related ill-health, and to use your time at work to boost your health.
Trusted information about musculoskeletal conditions from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on arthritis, osteoporosis and back pain.
A chiropractor is a health practitioner who manipulates joints. This article explains what chiropractors do, and questions you might ask.
Back injuries often occur as a result of sudden movements, bumps or falls. Learn to recognise symptoms that could indicate a severe back injury.
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