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Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Options
A herniated disc in the neck can cause a number of symptoms along the cervical nerve. Get an overview of common symptoms and conservative and surgical treatment options.
All About the L3-L4 Spinal Segment
A problem at the L3-L4 level of the spine can cause pain in the legs and feet as well as the back. Learn what conditions are most common in this area.
Lower Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Pain in the lumbar spine can be caused by one or more different spinal structures or conditions. Learn the symptoms and treatment options.
Osteomyelitis, a Spinal Infection
Osteomyelitis, also known as a spinal infection, is often spread to the vertebral body via the vascular system. It is a fairly rare cause of back pain.
Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain
A mattress lacking in back support reinforces poor posture, strains low back muscles, and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which can increase low back pain.
Lower Back Stabilization Exercises for Back Pain
Lumbar stabilization is a type of active physical therapy designed to help strengthen lower back muscles. Learn the exercises in this approach.