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Back pain

Back pain is common and affects many people at some point in their life. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for back pain.

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What is the best cure for low back pain?

Most of us will have low back pain in our lives. Here's how to manage low back pain that's not serious.

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Upper back (thoracic) pain

Your upper back is also known as the thoracic spine. Learn about common causes of thoracic pain and how to prevent and manage it.

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Sacroiliitis is inflammation in your sacroiliac joint, causing low back pain. Diagnosis is challenging. Treatment is important to avoid complications.

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Spinal disc problems

Problems with your spinal discs can lead to back pain, sciatica and other problems. Learn about the causes and treatment options.

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A laminectomy may be recommended to ease your back pain but only when other treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.

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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.

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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.

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Lumbar spine

Your lumbar spine lets you move, supports you and protects your spinal cord. Injury is common. Prevent it by handling loads safely and being active.

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Spinal disorders

General treatments such as improving diet, exercise, weight control and reducing smoking may help some back problems. Learn about relief.

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