When is lower back pain simply a muscle strain, and when is it a condition such as degenerative disc disease? What treatment plan is most effective for lower back pain? The Spine-health Lower Back Pain Video Library provides interactive videos and doctor commentary that explain lower back pain anatomy and various treatment options for lower back pain.

4 Easy Stretches for Lower Back Pain Video

Regularly performing these 4 stretches can help to reduce tension in muscles supporting the spine, improving range of motion and overall mobility, and reduce the risk of disability caused by back pain.

Acute Lower Back Pain Video

Acute pain in the lower back is a pain that has been present for less than five weeks. Learn more about acute lower back pain and how to handle it in this informative video.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Video

Inflammation of the entheses, the points where ligaments and tendons connect to bones, is where the disease process of ankylosing spondylitis begins.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications for Back Pain Relief Video

Learn how to correctly use anti-inflammatory medications for back inflammation relief with prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Back Pain Video: When Should I See a Doctor for Treatment?

Learn about medications and home treatments for back pain and specific reasons and symptoms that indicate a need to visit a doctor.

Back Spasm Treatment Video

A back spasm is a natural reaction to limit motion when the body believes there is improper movement or injury in the back.

Back Strains and Sprains Video

A muscle strain or a muscle sprain in the back is the most common cause of back pain. In most people, this pain will last a short time, a few days to a couple of weeks.

Causes of Back Muscle Spasms Video

Muscle spasms in the back can be caused by a muscle strain, a sprained muscle, or an underlying condition.

Causes of Lower Back Pain Video

Chronic pain in the lower back may be caused by the discs or the joints of the spine.

Causes of Pregnancy Back Pain Video

Back pain and sciatica are very common during pregnancy, with a number of reasons women are susceptible during this time.

Chiropractic Adjustment of the Lumbar Spine (Low Back) Video

Lower back pain can be treated by a chiropractor performing adjustments to the lumbar spine, demonstrated in this video.

Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain) Video

Learn about coccydynia (tailbone pain) and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options, both conservative and surgical.

Hamstring Exercises for Low Back Pain Relief Video

A visual demonstration of the correct exercises and stretches for the hamstring muscles that are designed to bring relief for lower back pain.

Lower Back Strain Video

Lower back strain is caused by damage to the muscles and ligaments of the back. Learn about muscle anatomy and the symptoms of lower back strain.

Lumbar Spine Anatomy Video

Learn how the lumbar spinal discs function and how lower back conditions can cause back pain and/or radiating pain.

Lumbar Herniated Disc Video

A herniated disc in the lumbar spine can put pressure on spinal nerve roots, causing pain in the lower back or legs.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Video

Learn the causes and symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis from this animated video.

Lumbar Spondylolysis Video

Learn about the symptoms of lumbar spondylolysis and how it can sometimes cause spondylolisthesis, which is when one vertebra slips forward on the vertebra below it.

Medications for Back Pain Video

Medications are categorized by delivery method and by the different types of medications.

Metastatic Spinal Cancer Video

Metastatic cancer is one of they types of tumors that can affect the spinal column, usually spreading from another part of the body.

Physiatry for Back Pain Video

Learn about how a physiatrist can help with back pain in this video.

Sciatica Overview Video

Sciatica is leg pain caused by a problem in the low back. Watch an animated video that details the causes and symptoms of sciatica.

Sciatic Nerve Anatomy Video

Watch an animated video detailing the anatomy of the sciatic nerve.

Spinal Infection Video

A spinal infection, also called osteomyelitis, is a rare condition except in patients with a compromised immune system.

Spine Anatomy Overview Video

See illustrations of spinal anatomy and learn about components of the spine to help you better understand various sources of back pain and other back problems.

Spondylolisthesis Overview Video

Learn about the different types of spondylolisthesis, the grading scale of the slippage, and typical symptoms of spondylolisthesis.

Spondylolisthesis Symptoms and Causes Video

Learn about the symptoms and causes of spondylolisthesis and the difference between degenerative and isthmic spondylolisthesis.

Spondylosis Video

Degeneration in the spine, either from degenerative disc disease or from osteoarthritis, is known as spondylosis.

Treatment for Back Pain Flare-Ups Video

Learn about treatments for low back pain, including proper methods for controlling inflammation, strength training, medications and more.

Treatment for Spondylolisthesis Video

The goal of treating spondylolisthesis is to stabilize the spinal segment and stop or reverse the progression of the slippage.

Video: 3 Simple Ways to Indulge Your Spine

Alleviate discomfort and prevent future injuries by incorporating these three spinal indulgences into your daily routine.

Video: 5 Overlooked Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

Find out how you can prevent injuries to you lower back with 5 simple steps.

Video: 6 Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

Endorphins, exercise, and other simple things can help make living with low back more bearable. Here are 6 easy tips for implementing remedies that are often overlooked.

Video: Understanding Different Types of Back Pain

Find out why back pain is difficult to diagnose and treat, and how you can aid in getting a correct diagnosis.

Video: What is EMG/NCS?

An electromyogram - also called a nerve conduction study - may be performed to determine whether there is degeneration of the nerve or if pressure on the nerve of the spine.

Video: What is Lumbago?

Axial back pain and radicular pain are two types of lower back pain. Either of these may be referred to as lumbago.

Video: What Is Your Back Muscle Spasm Telling You?

Are your back muscle spasms triggered by activity or an underlying medical condition?

Video: What is the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

Mattress comfort can help patients recover from their back pain. Learn how to choose the best mattress to avoid back pain.

Advanced Standing Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain Relief Video

Learn the steps included in the advanced hamstring stretch in this video.

Basic Hamstring Stretch (Seated Toe Touch) for Low Back Pain Relief Video

The basic hamstring stretch, also called the seated toe touch, begins in a seated position with the legs extended straight. There are three levels of stretch and a modification for varied fitness levels.

One Leg In, One Leg Out (Hurdler) Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain Relief Video

Learn the steps and modifications for the hurdler, or one leg in one leg out hamstring stretch for low back pain relief.

Scissor Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain and Sciatica Relief Video

Learn to engage both hamstrings simultaneously with the scissor hamstring stretch for sciatica relief.

Seated Chair Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain Relief Video

The seated, or chair, hamstring stretch is gently on the low back and an appropriate beginners hamstring stretch to incorporate into a low back pain relief exercise regimen.

Standing Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain Relief Video

The standing hamstring stretch has several levels and modifications. Watch and learn which will be most helpful to add to your stretching routine for low back pain relief.

Supine Hamstring Stretch (Towel Hamstring Stretch) for Low Back Pain and Sciatica Relief Video

Learn the steps for completing the supine hamstring stretch, including modifications.

Wall Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain Relief Video

The wall hamstring stretch for low back pain relief is an advanced hamstring stretch and is not appropriate for those in acute pain.